VooDoo's K Kenny Spencer "Kicking For The Dream"
Wednesday July 31, 2013
NEW ORLEANS (July 31, 2013) – The New Orleans VooDoo is proud to announce that Kicker KennySpencer has joined Kicking For The Dream’s effort to fight ovarian cancer.
Billy Cundiff, who is currently in training camp with the New York Jets and who has been an NFL kicker for over 10 years for teams such as the Cowboys, Saints, Browns, Ravens and Redskins, launched Kicking For The Dream in May of 2013, as an effort to support Colleen’s Dream Foundation, a foundation which raises money to support research for the early detection of, and improved treatment for, ovarian cancer.
Cundiff, a long-time friend of Spencer, approached Spencer about joining Kicking For The Dream’s cause to fight ovarian cancer about a week ago.
“When Billy asked me to be a part of his foundation, it was a no- brainer,” said Spencer. “I donated to the cause myself, and I push it as much as I can. Ovarian cancer is a serious disease and those women who are affected need our help.”
Spencer was assigned to the New Orleans VooDoo on June 27, 2013. While with the VooDoo, Spencer converted 36-of-36 PAT’s. Prior to joining the VooDoo, Spencer spent time with the Shock in 2012 for his rookie AFL season. While with the Shock, he set a new league single-season record with 138 converted PATs on the season (94.5 conversion percentage). In field goal situations, Spencer converted 4 of 7 attempts with all three misses coming on field goals over 50 yards. For his outstanding performance in the 2012 season, Spencer received all-league honors and was named the AFL Kicker of the Year. After the 2012 season, Spencer spent time with the UFL’s Virginia Destroyers.
Prior to joining the Shock, Spencer spent a season with the PIFL’s Alabama Hammers where he converted on 9 of 18 field goals (long of 54 yards) and was 55 of 65 on extra point attempts.
During his collegiate career, Spencer converted on 63-of-66 PAT and finished 12-of-17 on field goals as a senior at North Alabama.
So far, Spencer has raised $130 toward an effort to support Colleen’s Dream Foundation.
If you would like to donate, please go here for Kenny Spencer’s Kicking For The Dream page.
About Colleen's Dream Foundation:
Colleen’s Dream Foundation started in 2012 and supports research for early detection and improved treatment for ovarian cancer.
The story of Colleen’s Dream started in 2007 when Billy Cundiff’s mother-in-law, Colleen Drury, was diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer. It was only then that Colleen and her family realized a new world that was filled with invasive surgery, harsh chemotherapy, and lots of uncertainty.
Ovarian cancer is often referred to as “the silent killer” because many women do not discover their disease until it is in the late stages, which leads to many women succumbing to the disease within a short period of time. Unlike cervical or breast cancer, ovarian cancer does not have a standardized early detection procedure. When it comes to women’s health, ovarian cancer proves to be one of the deadliest diseases.
Colleen’s Dream Foundation believes it is important to raise money for ovarian cancer research that will lead to reliable early detection testing and improved treatment for ovarian cancer. Because so little is known about ovarian cancer in proportion to other women’s health issues, we have an incredible opportunity for research and education.
Colleen’s Dream is working with some of the top research hospitals and universities that are researching ovarian cancer. By offering seed funding to young investigators, the Foundation funds cutting-edge research by some of the brightest, young minds in the world.
Colleen’s Dream Foundation is a qualified 501 (c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization based in Phoenix, Arizona.
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