Aug. 26, 2004
Join the Jacksonville University Dolphins on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. as they take on the Miami Hurricanes at the new Patton Park Soccer Stadium to "kick out cancer." The Kick Out Cancer match is being played for more than Florida Pride, it will also benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) as they help the 10 million Americans with cancer to live strong.
The Kick Out Cancer match is a fundraising effort benefiting the Lance Armstrong Foundation's Peloton Project, the foundation's grassroots fundraising and outreach program, which brings together a diverse group of dedicated volunteers who want to help millions of cancer survivors. Last year, more than 6,400 Peloton Project members raised more than $4.3 million to support community and research programs that help cancer survivors. Peloton Project members represented all 50 states and 18 countries. This year the goal is to raise $5 million.
How You Can Help
First, we are asking that each person who attends the match make a minimum of a $1 donation to the LAF. For their donation, they not only have the opportunity to watch a high-level NCAA Division I women's soccer match but also will be given Live Strong yellow wristband. We hope to have 1,000 people wearing Live Strong wristbands by the end of the evening.
Second, we will host a silent auction the week of the match featuring autographed items from golf legend Arnold Palmer plus many more. All proceeds will benefit the LAF and local cancer initiatives.
The Facts About Cancer
- More than 1.3 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year
- 77% of children under age 14 diagnosed with cancer today will be alive five years from now
- 60% of adults diagnosed with cancer today will be alive five years from now
- 3 out of 4 families will help care for a family member with cancer
About the LAF
The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) believes that in your battle with cancer, knowledge is power and attitude is everything. From the moment of diagnosis we provide the practical information and tools you need to live strong. LAF serves our mission through public health, advocacy, research and education, including Live Strong, the LAF's comprehensive resource for people living with cancer. The LAF was founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong and is located in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit laf.org and livestrong.org.
Silent Auction Items
The items up for bid are below. The rules for the silent auction are as follows:
- To bid, email head coach Chris Kouns at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bids will be taken according to the time listed on the email.
- Auction updates will be posted on this site around 5 p.m. each day.
- Final bids must be in Koun's email by 5 p.m. on Sept. 20.
- Auction winners will be notified after 5 p.m. on Sept. 20. Winners can pick up their items that evening or before 2 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the Jacksonville University Athletic Fieldhouse. If there is a problem with these pick-up times, contact Kouns to arrange something different.