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High School Football Penalty Flags Turn Blue to Honor Coach and Raise Awareness of Prostate Cancer
Date:9/11/2008

SEATTLE, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting tonight, penalty flags thrown by referees at high school football games throughout Washington will be blue in color rather than the traditional yellow. The color switch is a project to honor the late Terry Ennis, who coached football at Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy High School in Everett. Ennis died of prostate cancer.

Another purpose of the project, which runs through Monday, is to promote Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer, other than skin cancers, in American men. The American Cancer Society estimates that during 2008 about 186,320 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. About one man in six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, but only one man in 35 will die of it. Prostate cancer often can be detected early by an annual blood test and exam.

The blue-flags effort is jointly sponsored by the Washington Officials Association, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Highline High School football program and the Seattle Seahawks. The flags were made by Highline players and managers; materials cost was paid for by the Hutchinson Center and the Seahawks.

At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, our interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Our researchers, including three Nobel laureates, bring a relentless pursuit and passion for health, knowledge and hope to their work and to the world. For more information, please visit http://fhcrc.org.

CONTACT

Dean Forbes

(206) 667-2896

dforbes@fhcrc.org


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