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Falcons support cancer awareness

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The UW-River Falls football and soccer teams raised a total of $1,504 in separate fundraisers during the month of October for the fight against cancer. The Falcon football team raised $480 for breast cancer awareness and prevention at its home game Oct. 13 against UW-Stevens Point while the soccer team raised $1,024 to fight endometrial cancer at its game Oct. 20 against UW-La Crosse.

The soccer team wore special jerseys for the game and auctioned them off afterward. Pictured, from left, are Falcon football coach Matt Walker, senior football player John Schimenz, American Cancer Society community relations representative Kellie Burrows, Falcon soccer player Alyssa Manor and soccer coach Sean McKuras as the players and coaches present Burrows with the money they raised.