Calling all Trojan football fans and players. I am challenging my Bruin counterpart and UCLA football analyst, Matt Stevens in an effort to raise money for Rivals United for a Kure. Rivals United brings Bruins and Trojans together for something we can all get behind - the fight against cancer. So here's the deal - I need to raise more money than Matt in this campaign or I have to wear a Bruin jersey on rival game day. I DON'T WANT TO LOSE. Only you and your generosity stand between me and complete embarrassment.
I'm dedicating this challenge to my friend and former teammate Rob Preston, USC quarterback, who lettered in 1978-79. Help me honor Rob's life by raising funds for underfunded cancer research. Rob passed away after a long battle with brain cancer earlier this year. In a recent letter to the Trojans Football Alumni Club, Julie Preston wrote of her husband: "Rob is an exceptionally strong man, what a true warrior he portrays. The day-to-day struggles of walking, falling, communicating, remembering, medications, headaches, chemotherapy, just all the symptoms of his brain tumor, he accepts without a complaint. His value for life and his faith in God shine through each and every day."
We all know someone close to us with a similar story. We can make a difference. Statistics prove that funding cancer research improves the quality of life for cancer survivors and, in fact, SAVES LIVES. Please join Rivals United in our quest to raise $2 million for Kure It Cancer Research, which will divide the dollars evenly between the cancer research centers at USC and UCLA.