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    Wide receiver John Lantz in last year's Black Out Cancer Game

    Wide receiver John Lantz in last year's Black Out Cancer Game
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    Sept. 16, 2013

    CARBONDALE, Ill. – The deadline to place a bid on a jersey for Southern Illinois’ third annual Black Out Cancer football game is Monday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. Central Time. This year’s Black Out Cancer game is Sept. 28 against Youngstown State. The even is sponsored by Southern Illinois Healthcare.

    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.

    All funds raised from the auction will go toward SIH’s plans to build a new cancer treatment center in southern Illinois, the SIH Cancer Center. Presently, cancer patients who live in the region are often required to travel long distances for treatment. A new, centralized treatment center would bring more quality care to the area.

    For more information and to place a bid, fans can go to The Black Out Cancer game has raised over $200,000 since its inception in 2011.