Cardinal athletics continues tradition of raising funds for cancer cure

Sep 25, 2012

A recent tradition by the North Central College athletics department of raising funds for the American Cancer Society will continue Saturday, Sept. 29, during the Cardinals’ football game against Elmhurst College.

As is the case with many across the country, members of the Cardinal football program have been impacted by cancer in recent years. One team member’s experiences of watching several members of his family fight a battle, which has claimed so many casualties, have served as his own rallying cry to press forward and pursue his dreams.

North Central senior offensive lineman Mike Ream has witnessed four members of his family combat different forms of cancer. Seeing their effort and resolve amid such suffering motivated Ream to continue pursuing his ambitions on the football field after sustaining his own serious injury.

Click here to read the complete story about Ream and details about the game day fundraiser on Sept. 29.