AliveAndKickathon New England 2013
Friday, May 10 – Saturday, May 11 2013
Location: Veteran's Memorial Stadium, Quincy, MA
Mass General and New England Revolution have teamed up to help AliveAndKickn raise money and awareness for colon cancer and genetic cancer by playing twenty-four hours of soccer! Most people don't realize that colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer overall, and the #1 cancer killer among non-smokers. Seriously. And almost as many women die of colon cancer as men, and it's getting younger. People under 50 getting colon cancer has risen 4% a year for decades. So how does soccer fit with this? Dave Dubin, founder of AliveAndKickn, has that rare genetic predisposition to colon cancer and soccer. He looked at the numbers. While both were statistically significant, he thought that both soccer and colon cancer needed more awareness and recognition. Here's where you come in.