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Ex-NFL Stars Turn Out For Jim Kelly Fundraiser

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Founder and CEO of The Buoniconti Fund, Nick Buoniconti and Honoree Jim Kelly attends the 28th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to Benefit The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis at The Waldorf=Astoria on September 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 30: Founder and CEO of The Buoniconti Fund, Nick Buoniconti and Honoree Jim Kelly attends the 28th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to Benefit The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis at The Waldorf=Astoria on September 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis)

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly’s battle against cancer kept him from attending his own charity fundraiser, but he had plenty of backups, including several fellow Hall of Famers.

Kelly remains at a Buffalo hospital, where he has been undergoing treatments for cancer that has spread into his maxillary sinus and adjacent tissues. He had to sit out Sunday night’s reception for his 28th annual celebrity golf tournament, which has raised more than $5 million for Kelley’s two charities.

The lineup of former teammates who turned out in support included Hall of Famers Andre Reed, Thurman Thomas and Bruce Smith, and former coach Marv Levy. Hall of Famers Dan Marino, Anthony Munoz and John Randle also attended.

Kelly’s celebrity golf tournament is being held Monday at the Terry Hills Golf Course in Batavia.

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