Soccer - Thu, Sep. 12, 2013
Cancer – it is a disease that strikes young and old the same. It is a disease that spreads faster, and is the most common cause of death in America. It is estimated in 2013 alone, 1,660,290 new cases will be discovered and 580,350 cancer patients will lose the battle.
So many feel helpless in this fight, but there is one way to combat this and it is through research.
Georgetown College has been touched by this disease throughout the years and most of the athletic staff can count three of four people each knows that is fighting cancer right now.
"It is debilitating and frustrating," said Tiger women's soccer coach Leah Crews Castleman. "The realization of all of that spurred us to join up with the National Foundation for Cancer Research two years ago. We played our first Kick It To Cancer game. It didn't fit into our schedule this past year, but we were really excited to do it again."
Saturday the women's and men's doubleheader with Bluefield will serve as an opportunity to raise funds for NFCR. All admission, donations, T-shirt and concession sales will go to the foundation.
"It was awesome when the men joined up with us and we are hoping for a really great turnout that helps to raise awareness and money for such a great cause," Castleman said.
The women will kickoff at 3 pm at Toyota Stadium on iHigh.com Field with the men to follow roughly at 5 pm.