WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2004
Women's Soccer To Help Kick Out Cancer Sept. 21 vs. Miami

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Sept. 8, 2004

Check out the Silent Auction Items

The Jacksonville Universty women's soccer program is teaming up with the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) to "Kick Out Cancer" at Patton Park on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. against Miami. The Kick Out Cancer match is a fundraising effort benefiting the LAF's Peloton Project, the foundation's grassroots fundraising and outreach program. The Dolphins are holding a silent auction on the JU athletic website, judolphins.com, in conjunction with the match, and all proceeds from the gate and the auction will benefit LAF.

The Dolphins will take a charity gate at the match, asking everyone in attendance to donate $1. In exchange, the spectator will receive a Live Strong yellow bracelet, like the one Lance Armstrong wore while winning the 2004 Tour de France. The auction consists of 14 items, including a limited edition autographed Arnold Palmer print, a commemorative ball signed by Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Kyle Brady and autographed NASCAR memorabilia from stars Dale Jarrett, Joe Nemechek and more.

Check out the auction items here.

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, the Lance Armstrong Foundation provides the practical information and tools you need to live strong. LAF serves its 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. The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) helps 10 million Americans with cancer to live strong. The Peloton Project 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 which help cancer survivors. Peloton Project members represent all 50 states and 18 countries. This year the goal is to raise $5 million.For more information, visit laf.org and livestrong.org.

Silent Auction Items
The rules for the silent auction are as follows:

  • To bid, email head coach Chris Kouns at ckouns@ju.edu
  • 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 Kouns' 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.