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Dan Snyder’s Wife Named ‘Mother of the Year’ by American Cancer Society

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Head coach Daniel Snyder's wife, Tanya, of the Washington Redskins wears a pin showcasing Breast Cancer Awareness month before the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedExField on October 4, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. Many players and officials in the NFL wore pink as part of breast cancer awareness month. The Redskins defeated the Buccaneers 16-13. (Credit: Larry French/Getty Images)

Head coach Daniel Snyder’s wife, Tanya, of the Washington Redskins wears a pin showcasing Breast Cancer Awareness month before the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedExField on October 4, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. Many players and officials in the NFL wore pink as part of breast cancer awareness month. The Redskins defeated the Buccaneers 16-13. (Credit: Larry French/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Daniel Snyder’s wife Tanya was presented with the Mother of the Year award by the American Cancer Society on Wednesday, according to the Examiner.

“She started and deserves all the credit for” Redskins players being some of the first in the league to wear pink in Oct. 1999, Daniel Snyder told the crowd as he introduced his wife, the report details.

Tanya Snyder is a cancer survivor and the NFL’s Spokesperson for Breast Cancer Awareness.

The Snyders’ eldest daughter gave a tearful tribute to her mother during the ceremony, presenting a slideshow of family photographs which gave media members in attendance a rare glimpse into the personal life of the Redskins owner.

Robert Griffin III was also in attendance to auction off his cleats, which went for $15,000, and other memorabilia items.

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