The 9th Annual Mike Metcalfe 30 Hour Soccer Marathon for Cancer – Player Drive
CALGARY – The 9thAnnual Mike Metcalfe 30 Hour Soccer Marathon for Cancer is set to go on November 2 and 3 – but there is still room for more players. Anyone interested in registering for the tournament can sign up at www.soccermarathon.org.
Over the past eight years the event has raised more than $450,000 that Calgary Health Trust has used to purchase cancer-related diagnostic and treatment equipment for the Foothills Hospital. The Soccer Marathon has seen more than 6400 participants play over 270 hours of soccer. This year the event will raise money for Calgary Health Trust to purchase a FotoFinder dermoscope for individuals at high risk for malignant melanoma. The machine photographs, analyses, scores and save images of the moles and means that abnormal moles can be detected quickly and any changes monitored.
The Soccer Marathon began in the fall of 2004 after Mike was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Mike’s friends rallied together after watching him endure over 500 hours of chemotherapy and treatment for his cancer. Since Mike is an avid soccer player, the concept of a 30 hour soccer marathon seemed fitting.
Media are invited to attend the Soccer Marathon. Mike Metcalfe will be on site all weekend.
WHEN: Friday, November 2, 2012 (4 pm kickoff) toSaturday, November 3, 2012 until 10 pm
WHERE: Calgary Soccer Centre
ADDRESS: 7000 - 48 Street SE
Calgary Health Trust, a catalyst in health care philanthropy, connects donor passion with treatment, education and research priorities in the Calgary community. The incredible generosity of our donors has helped to raise more than $330 million for health care since 1996. These funds help advance technologies, programs and services at Foothills Medical Centre, Peter Lougheed Centre, Rockyview General Hospital, Women’s Health, Carewest continuing care centres, community health programs, the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine and other health care organizations in our community. For information on Calgary Health Trust, please go to www.calgaryhealthtrust.ca.
For more information, contact:
Chair, 30 Hour Soccer Marathon