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Proceeds benefit Komen San Diego fund for breast cancer cure

SAN DIEGO, May 5, 2010 – Sports and stilettos will unite at San Diego State University’s (SDSU) Second Annual Women’s Football Academy benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Diego on Saturday, June 5.  SDSU’s head football coach, Brady Hoke, and his staff will teach women how to be football savvy.

Participants will learn everything they need to know about the game of football and receive an exclusive Women’s Football Academy T-shirt, lunch from Claim Jumper and a gift bag.


WHEN: Saturday, June 5, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


WHERE: Aztec Athletic Center, 5302 55th Street, San Diego, CA 92115


WHY: Susan G. Komen for the Cure saves lives by raising funds for free diagnostic mammograms, breast cancer treatment and breast health services for uninsured and underinsured women and their families in San Diego County.


Here are five lessons every woman needs to know to understand football…


#1 The team with the football is the offense. The team without the football is the defense.

#2 The offense wants to score. The defense wants to keep the offense from scoring.

#3 The offense can score two ways, touchdowns and field goals.

#4 Touchdowns are scored by crossing the goal line and field goals by kicking the ball through the goal posts at each end of the field.

#5 Referees are there to make sure players abide by the rules.


For more football facts enroll in the Academy today. Tuition for the day is $40 per person. All proceeds from the Academy will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Diego. For registration information, please contact Paula Davila with SDSU Athletics at 619-594-7197 or Please register by Friday, May 28.


Since inception in 1995 of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, $8.5 million has been given to local organizations that provide breast cancer education, screening, diagnostics, treatment and patient support for the uninsured or underinsured in San Diego County. Seventy-five percent of every dollar raised through Affiliate-sponsored events stays right here in San Diego County to fund free diagnostic mammograms, treatment and services for uninsured and underinsured women and their families. The remaining 25 percent funds international breast cancer research. In fact, next to the U.S. government, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world. For more information, please visit

Did you know?
• One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
• The most significant risk factors are being a female and getting older.
• Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate.
• Breast cancer typically strikes women during their most productive years, both professionally and personally.
• Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in U.S. women ages 40-59.
• Men can get breast cancer, too. One percent of breast cancer diagnosis will be in male patients.


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Having a sportive event

Having a sportive event organized for raising the money to help a worthy cause is a great way of promoting both health through exercise and athletics and compassion towards other people's problems. Soccer and football have always been the sports which helped the needy, the people in charge showing a great deal of initiative and huge financial possibilities! I remember a soccer game played on Anfield Road, a charity game, where people stood in line for the Liverpool tickets two weeks before the game. The tickets were all bought in the first to days. So, not only the people in charge, but also the fans of this sport are there for their fellow men in need.