Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 09, 2013
NFL free agent long snapper Patrick Scales has joined Kicking For The Dream’s effort to fight ovarian cancer, according to NFL Kicker, and Kicking For The Dream founder, Billy Cundiff.
“Pat and his wife, Brandie, have become big supporters of Colleen's Dream,” says Cundiff. “We are honored that Pat has joined Kicking For The Dream. Pat's participation will inspire young specialists to join Kicking For The Dream’s fight against ovarian cancer. He is a role model both on the field and off.”
Scales, who was recently at the Jets training camps with Cundiff before Cundiff signed with the Browns, says he is excited to help support Kicking For The Dream.
“My wife and I are very excited to help Billy achieve something he is so passionate about. I joined Billy's effort because it is important to my family and me to raise awareness and work towards a common goal of finding a cure,” says Scales. “I am so excited to help give back to something Billy cares so much about.”
Go here for Patrick Scale's Kicking For The Dream page.
ABOUT PATRICK SCALES:
Patrick Scales is currently a NFL free agent long snapper. He has spent two training camps with the Baltimore Ravens (2011, 2012) and one training camp with the New York Jets (2013). Patrick graduated from Utah State University in 2010 with a degree in Business Finance and a Masters of Business Administration in 2011.
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. Kicking For Dream is project created 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.