Erin Andrews becomes recipient of Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation Award in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Erin Andrews came to Milwaukee to accept the 31st Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation's Annual Award of Excellence. 

CBS 58's Alex Corradetti spoke with Andrews about what this moment means to her. Andrews is many things: NFL reporter, TV personality and cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016 and says it's a moment she'll never forget. 

"I didn't even believe it was true because I am really good at going to the doctor and not missing appointments and all that so I was like wait what how is this happening to me," said Andrews.

Today, Andrews is cancer free but still dealing with challenges caused by the disease. 

"With cervical cancer comes the fact that we're struggling to have a family. We're going about it in different ways and everything like that. But I am very blessed in my life. Things could be a lot worse you just have to take it with a grain of salt."

Saturday night Andrews became the 31st recipient of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation's Annual Award of Excellence. 

"To receive an award for a foundation that has raised millions of dollars for cancer research it means everything," said Andrews. "I am a massive football fan, I was raised a Packers fan. I work in the NFL, you see these guys every year that get to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. It's pretty special when his name is attached to anything." 

And many football fans are wondering if Aaron Rodgers' name will still be attached to Green Bay next season. Erin gave us her thoughts on his future in Wisconsin. 

"I'm actually here to report tonight that Aaron Rogers is going to play for the Florida Gators, he's going to come back and help the Gators beat Nick Saban. I really hope he comes back. It's so good for the NFL when Aaron is with Green Bay. You want Green Bay to be one of the teams we're talking about." 

Andrews says her message is to encourage everyone to go to the doctor and schedule all appointments needed, as it could save your life.


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