- Colton Underwood -
A small town guy leaving a legacy
Colton Underwood grew up in Washington, Illinois. Active in football and other sports throughout his childhood, Colton learned early on the value in team work, discipline and community. While Colton played football in the NFL he established the Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation to support people living with Cystic Fibrosis who use the same skills to overcome challenges, live life fully and change the world around them. The Foundation helps to empower these warriors by providing resources and equipment to help with daily treatments and fund research to improve treatment options and find a cure.
Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system, is a cause close to Colton’s heart – his cousin was diagnosed with CF at birth. Click here to learn more about why Colton started this foundation. >
Today, through the Legacy Project, Colton is traveling to every one of the 50 US states to deliver 50 AffloVests to 50 people with Cystic Fibrosis. These next generation mobile airway clearance treatments allow people to move around freely while getting their treatment instead of sitting still while tied to heavy equipment with hoses and cords.