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High School Kicker Grant Ryerse Raises $526 for Kicking For The Dream to Help Fight Ovarian Cancer
Date:12/5/2013

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) December 05, 2013

Surpassing his desired goal of raising $400 this football season, and with 25 days left in the fundraising campaign, Grant Ryerse, a kicker for the East Ridge High School in Woodbury, Minnesota has raised $526 to help Kicking For The Dream fight ovarian cancer according to Kicking For The Dream founder NFL kicker Billy Cundiff.

"Grant has an incredible story," says Cundiff. "While playing varsity football as a freshman, he used his platform to help raise awareness about ovarian cancer and beat his fundraising goal. He's proven that he has talent and wants to help make a difference off the field. We are proud to have Grant on our team."

Go here to learn more about Kicking For The Dream and to support its effort to fight ovarian cancer.

Ryerse, a freshman who is the varsity kicker for East Ridge High School (and the freshman kicker as well), raised his donations for Kicking For The Dream based on his performance this season. On his Kicking For The Dream donation page he posted a set of options for people to support him which included:

$1 for each extra point made
$3 for each field goal made
$1 for each touchback on a kickoff

He also gave people the option of contributing a flat dollar amount (i.e., $25)

Ryerse ended his season -through 10 varsity games- with some pretty impressive results including:

  • 46 extra points
  • 1 field goal
  • 21 touchbacks on kickoffs
He also had some pretty impressive supporters this season as well.

Mac and Mary Ryerse made their donation of $205 to Grant saying, "Congratulations on a great season! We are proud of your accomplishments on the field and for helping to support this great cause. (Note that our donation amount includes $25 from Grandpa Bill and Grandma Marilyn)."

Toni Pint-Burke made a $20 donation and said, "Grant, it's my pleasure to help you reach your goal in memory of my mom who lost her four month battle to ovarian cancer on December 31. Your grandpa John is a dear friend of mine and I am glad I saw his post on your fundraiser on Facebook. Best wishes, T."

And Art & Karen Bruning made their donation of $41 to Grant saying, "Grant, you have had a great year and done a fantastic job. Grandma & Grandpa."

To support Grant Ryerse’s effort to fight ovarian cancer, go here to Grant Ryerse's Kicking For The Dream donation page.

With 25 days left in its fundraising campaign, Kicking For The Dream has already reached its first goal of raising $20,000 and has now raised $23,732 of its new goal of $30,000.

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.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/12/prweb11394973.htm.


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