ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WKOW) -- Charles Woodson wants to be known as more than a Pro Bowl cornerback and a $2 million donation to a hospital gives him a chance to do that.
Woodson gave the money to the new University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital and Women's Hospital. The announcement of the donation came just before the Green Bay Packers game against the Detroit Lions.
Woods' money will help support pediatric research by The Charles Woodson Clinical Research Fund in the $754-million, 1.1-million square foot hospital slated to open in 2012.
The five-time Pro Bowler hopes to attract the world's best researchers who want to help children with cancer, heart disease, kidney disorders and autism.
Woodson said during a visit to Ann Arbor earlier this month that becoming a father motivated him to make the gift.
Online reporting by Chris Wilson
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