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NFL Kicker Billy Cundiff Launches Kicking For The Dream to Celebrate First World Ovarian Cancer Day, May 08, 2013
Date:5/6/2013

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 06, 2013

To celebrate the first World Ovarian Cancer Day, 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 and advanced treatment of ovarian cancer.

Go to Kicking For The Dream for more information.

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.”

Cundiff says his goal for Kicking For The Dream is to enlist the help of kicking specialists at every level, to raise awareness, and money, to help change this situation. 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 f
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