Irish Women’s Tennis takes on Colon Cancer in its second annual, Ace for the Cure. All proceeds to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Date: Sunday, March 2nd
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Eck Tennis Pavilion Center (Notre Dame, Ind.)
Admission Price: Free
- What is Ace for the Cure?
- Inspired and conceived by Katie Cunha, who’s family has been recently afflicted by this disease, this mid season matchup is designed to increase awareness among students, faculty, staff, and the Michiana community as to the deadly threat of colon cancer. Health care specialists will be on-hand to distribute information and answer questions regarding detection and screening. Thanks to corporate donations, the tennis match will also serve as a fund raiser which will directly benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
- What Everyone Needs to Know About Colon Cancer.
- According to the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA), colorectal cancer is a deadly cancer that kills more Americans than either breast or prostate cancer and is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States and Canada (after lung cancer). It is known as the “silent killer.” The CCA also cites the following regarding colon cancer: Colorectal cancer and age: Although men and women of any age may be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, more than 9 in 10 new cases are people 50 or older.
Colorectal cancer and race: African Americans are 10% more likely to develop colorectal cancer than Caucasians, and they are 30% more likely to die of the disease.
Financial Resources for colorectal cancer: The Center for Disease Control’s 2000 colorectal cancer budget was $2.3 million, compared to $8.7 million for prostate cancer and $159 million for breast and cervical cancer.
Fortunately, colorectal cancer is over 90% curable when caught early through regular screening, but more resources are needed to further develop less evasive screening procedures and more effective treatment regiments.
- Where to Find More Information.
- Please visit the following web sites, to find out more about this disease and to learn about research, screening, and treatment.
- Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA)
- National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA)
- Oncology Channel, Colon Cancer
The Notre Dame Athletic Department would like to specially thank the following corporations for their assistance and contributions to “Ace for the Cure.”
Between The Buns
Chilis’ Bar and Grill
College Football Hall of Fame
Drive & Shine, Inc.
Lance Armstrong Foundation
Memorial Hospital Pediatric Oncology