Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 10, 2013
NFL kicker Nick Novak of the San Diego Chargers continues his fundraising effort to help Kicking For The Dream raise money to fight ovarian cancer, according to Kicking For The Dream founder NFL kicker Billy Cundiff.
Go here for Nick Novak’s Kicking For The Dream donation page.
Novak says helping to raise money for Kicking For The Dream is very personal.
"We have all been affected by cancer in some way or another," says Novak. "For me it was Annie Arth, she passed in 2005 after battling ovarian and breast cancer her entire adult life. A very good family friend and neighbor, I admired her so much because of her positive attitude and strength through it all."
Novak says this experience impacted him deeply.
"I donate every chance I get because of Annie, and all the children I've met over the years at Rady's Children's Hospital in San Diego," says Novak. "The reality is no one is safe, you just never know when cancer will knock on your door. This is why we must all do our part to raise money and awareness any chance we get."
"In the past, I have donated to the American Cancer Society for every kick I make during a game," says Novak. "I’d usually donate $100-150 a kick, and both the team, and my agent Chad Wiestling, would match the total amount."
"This is what it’s all about, I tip my hat to Cundiff and all the others involved in Kicking For The Dream," says Novak.
Nick Novak has already raised $2850 of his initial $500 goal. Kicking For The Dream has already raised $16,426 of its $20,000 goal with 52 days left in its campaign.
About Kicking For The Dream:
Billy Cundiff, who is the kicker for the Cleveland Browns, and has been an NFL kicker for over 10 years for teams such as the Cowboys, Saints, Ravens and Redskins, launched Kicking For The Dream in May of 2013, as an effort to support Colleen’s Dream Foundation, a foundation which raises money to support research for the early detection of, and improved treatment for, ovarian cancer.
About Colleen's Dream Foundation:
Colleen’s Dream Foundation started in 2012 and supports research for early detection and improved treatment for ovarian cancer.
The story of Colleen’s Dream started in 2007 when Billy Cundiff’s mother-in-law, Colleen Drury, was diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer. It was only then that Colleen and her family realized a new world that was filled with invasive surgery, harsh chemotherapy, and lots of uncertainty.
Ovarian cancer is often referred to as "the silent killer" because many women do not discover their disease until it is in the late stages, which leads to many women succumbing to the disease within a short period of time. Unlike cervical or breast cancer, ovarian cancer does not have a standardized early detection procedure. When it comes to women’s health, ovarian cancer proves to be one of the deadliest diseases.
Colleen’s Dream Foundation believes it is important to raise money for research that will lead to reliable early detection testing and improved treatment for ovarian cancer. Because so little is known about ovarian cancer in proportion to other women’s health issues, we have an incredible opportunity for research and education.
Colleen’s Dream is working with some of the top research hospitals and universities that are researching ovarian cancer. By offering seed funding to young investigators, the Foundation funds cutting-edge research by some of the brightest, young minds in the world.
Colleen’s Dream Foundation is a qualified 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization based in Phoenix, Arizona.