Black Out Cancer game set for Sept. 27 vs. Western Illinois

    Bid on a jersey at SalukisBlackOutCancer.com

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    Aug. 4, 2014

    CARBONDALE, Ill. - The Southern Illinois football program will host its fourth-annual Black Out Cancer football game on September 27 vs. Western Illinois. In the first three years, the Black Out Cancer game has raised more than $250,000 for Southern Illinois Healthcare's Hope is Home Campaign.

    "SIH is excited to once again partner with SIU and SIU Athletics on this year's Black Out Cancer football game," said Woody Thorne, SIH Vice President of Community Affairs. "We are committed to meeting the needs of patients impacted by the diagnosis of cancer in their lives. The support of the entire region for the Black Out event and our SIH Foundation's goal to raise the funds to build a new cancer center is most rewarding. We look forward to a great event and seeing everyone at the Black Out Cancer football game."

    The fourth annual Black Out Cancer event will again feature a jersey auction. Fans can bid to place their name or the name of a loved one affected by cancer on the back of one of the 80 special black jerseys the Salukis will wear during the game. The game-worn jerseys will be given to successful bidders following the game.

    Saluki Athletics and SIH are entering the third year of a three-year agreement to sponsor an annual Black Out Cancer game. The partnership with SIH also includes the Saluki Volleyball team's Dig for the Cure, women's basketball's Pink Out game and softball's Strikeout Cancer game.

    To bid on a jersey, go to www.SalukisBlackOutCancer.com. Bidding will end at 8 p.m. on Sept. 15.

     

     

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