Posted By: Christian Marin

Jerome ‘The Bus’ Bettis will forever be remembered as one of the most dominant and unstoppable running backs to ever play in the National Football League. He always managed to keep his balance when he was ready to topple over and he somehow found a way to trample over the two guys standing in his way. Nothing could stop him, not even asthma.

Jerome Bettis was diagnosed with asthma at the young age of 15. He has joined Olympic gold medalists Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Amy Van Dyken, in the Asthma All-Stars Program – which teaches kids that there are no limits and life and nothing can keep you from doing what you want to do.

He also devotes time to his other charity, The Bus Stops Here Foundation, where he works to help improve the quality of life for troubled and underprivileged children in America’s inner cities.

In the late ‘90s, Jerome Bettis started his Dreams Come True – Trip Of a Lifetime program, which saw Bettis annually donate a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida to a terminally ill child and their family.

His Golf Classics and Football Camps have been a success during Jerome Bettis Sports Celebrity Week in Detroit and brings many athletes and celebrities together to help raise money for The Bus Stops Here Foundation.

To learn more about The Bus Stops Here Foundation, visit


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