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  • Help the Lady Indians raise money for cancer research

  • Come support your Osage Lady Indians and Dixon soccer girls and donate to the Susan G. Komen organization by raising money for the fight against breast cancer.
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  • When: May 6, 2014
    Time: 5:00
    Where: Osage High School Soccer field
    Every year, the Osage soccer programs host one game each season to raise money for breast cancer research and awareness, an annual night of soccer fun and lots of pink.
    This year, the Lady Indians are hosting their Pink Night on Tuesday, May 6. The game starts at 5 p.m. as the Lady Indians take on Dixon.
    Both teams will be wearing pink and taking donations. The Soccer Boosters Club is helping to pay for the Lady Indians' pink shirts and socks.
    Come out and donate as much as you would like, and wear your pink! The top donators will receive a gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods.
    Please make all checks out to Susan G. Komen.
    • More early detection and effective treatment– Currently, about 70 percent of women 40 and older receive regular mammograms, the single most effective screening tool to find breast cancer early. Since 1990, early detection and effective treatment have resulted in a 34 percent decline in breast cancer mortality in the U.S.
    • More hope –In 1980, the 5-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer (cancer confined to the breast) was about 74 percent. Today, that number is 99 percent.
    • More research – The federal government now devotes more than $850 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment and prevention (compared to $30 million in 1982).
    • More survivors – Currently, there are about 3 million breast cancers survivors, the largest group of cancer survivors in the U.S.

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