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Jefferson County Soccer Teams Put Rivalries Aside to "Kick for a Cure"

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In the heart of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, two Jefferson County High School Soccer teams put rivalries aside and came together to Kick for a Cure.

The Indian Creek High School and Jefferson County Christian School boys soccer teams spent a Saturday afternoon coming together for a cure. 

Raffle tickets, auctions, baskets, balloons and T-shirts; every where you look there was money being raised.

For Mitzi Probert, a breast cancer survivor herself, its all about family. Her mother, aunts and sister have all battled the disease as well.

"Take the barriers down, everybody's our rivals, but we're all going for the same thing," she says. "So all the proceeds we make today, everything, 100% is going to the TEAR fund of the Teramana Cancer Center, basically that is a fund that takes care of the patients emergency needs that insurance might not cover."

According to Diane Hutchinson, a JCCS Administrator, her school is happy to be able to help.

"We are really pleased that it fell that way and we're participating in this, because we actually have a lot of connection with Mitzi," she says. "We have three people that are breast cancer survivors in our small school family, and to be able to support that cause is a really good thing, we're glad for it."

Oncology patient advocate, and breast cancer survivor, Susan Miller explains how the money raised benefits those battling the disease.

"Any money that comes into that fund, 100% goes back out to patients to help with emergency needs," she says. "Such as medicine, nutritional supplements, a utility bill that may need paid, assistance with gas to get in and out of treatments, or assistance for transportation, those kinds of emergency needs that our patients, with the economy being down, just don't have."

Everyone is hopeful the funds raised during Saturday's event will help to find a cure.