Colleen’s Dream Foundation started in 2012, as a result of Billy Cundiff's mother-in-laws’ battle with ovarian cancer. The Foundation supports research for early detection and improved treatment for ovarian cancer.
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 20, 2013
NFL kicker Billy Cundiff has launched Kicking For The Dream, an effort to engage kicking specialists at all levels, to help Colleen's Dream Foundation fund research for the early detection of, and advanced treatment for, ovarian cancer.
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Cundiff says to ‘test’ the project over the next few months, he is going to reach out to National Camp Series (NCS) founder Michael Husted to enlist the help of NCS and its coaches.
“I talked to a number of NCS coaches at this year’s NCS Super Camp," says Cundiff. "And there was a great deal of interest in this effort. So now I plan to follow up with Michael Husted to see the best way to engage NCS Associates in this project.”
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Cundiff, who has been an NFL kicker for over 10 years for teams such as the Cowboys, Saints, Browns, Ravens and Redskins, recently lost his mother-in-law to ovarian cancer. He says 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.
“Many women succumb to this disease within a short period of time, because unlike cervical or breast cancer, ovarian cancer does not have a standardized early detection procedure,” says Cundiff. “That is what happened to my mother-in-law, Colleen Drury.”
He says Kicking For The Dream will work directly with Colleen’s Dream Foundation to achieve this goal.
Colleen’s Dream Foundation started in 2012, as a result of his mother-in-laws’ battle with ovarian cancer. The Foundation supports research for early detection and improved treatment for ovarian cancer.
"My mother-in-law was diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer in 2007,” says Cundiff. “That experience made me – and my wife’s family - aware of a new world filled with invasive surgery, harsh chemotherapy, and lots of uncertainty.”
Cundiff says it was Colleen’s wish that a foundation be created to help other women facing the same situation she faced.
“Colleen felt it was important to raise money for research that will lead to reliable early detection testing and improved treatment for ovarian cancer,” says Cundiff. “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.”
Cundiff says Colleen’s Dream Foundation will work with some of the top research hospitals and universities that are researching ovarian cancer. He says the Foundation will be offering seed funding to fund “cutting-edge research” by some of the brightest young minds in the world.
“As much as we love and miss Colleen, unfortunately we are not the only ones to experience this reality,” says Cundiff. “Colleen’s Dream Foundation is our chance to help others who are directly affected by this terrible disease."
“My experience is that kicking specialists are some of the most caring and generous people I know,” says Cundiff. “So I am looking forward to reaching out, and engaging them, in this effort to battle ovarian cancer.”
Go here for more information about the National Camp Series(NCS).
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Go here for more information about Colleen’s Dream Foundation.