SDSU to Host 3rd Annual Women's Football Academy Benefiting Komen San Diego August 6

San Diego, CA (PressExposure) August 03, 2011 -- Women will take their strength and power to the football field with San Diego State University's (SDSU) Coaching Staff at the Third Annual Women's Football Academy benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Diego on Saturday, August 6.

SDSU's head football coach, Rocky Long, and his staff will teach women everything they need to know about the game of football. All participants will receive an exclusive Women's Football Academy T-shirt, lunch and a gift bag full of great swag! The cost to participate is $40 will proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Diego.

WHEN: Saturday, August 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Aztec Athletic Center, 5302 55th Street, San Diego, CA 92115

WHY: Susan G. Komen for the Cure saves lives by raising funds for free diagnostic mammograms, breast cancer treatment and breast health services for uninsured and underinsured women and their families in San Diego County.

Here are five lessons every woman needs to know to understand football...

#1 The team with the football is the offense. The team without the football is the defense.

#2 The offense wants to score. The defense wants to keep the offense from scoring.

#3 The offense can score two ways, touchdowns and field goals.

#4 Touchdowns are scored by crossing the goal line and field goals by kicking the ball through the goal posts at each end of the field.

#5 Referees are there to make sure players abide by the rules.

For more football facts, enroll in the Academy today. For registration information, please contact Paula Davila with SDSU Athletics at 619-594-7197 or

More than 15,000 participants are expected to take part in the Komen San Diego 15th Annual Race for the Cure. Breast Cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women and will affect nearly 50,000 men and women in San Diego this year. It's the leading cause of death among women ages 40-59. Breast cancer strikes women during their most productive years - both personally and professionally. Everyone is affected by breast cancer - it's a family disease. We don't know what causes it, and we don't have a cure.

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, San Diego

Since its inception in 1995, $10 million has been given to local organizations that provide breast cancer education, screening, diagnostics, treatment and patient support for the uninsured or underinsured in San Diego County. Seventy-five percent of every dollar raised through Affiliate-sponsored events stays right here in San Diego County to fund free diagnostic mammograms, treatment and services for uninsured and underinsured women and their families. The remaining 25 percent funds international breast cancer research. In fact, next to the U.S. government, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world. For more information, please visit

Did you know?

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

The most significant risk factors are being a female and getting older.

Breast cancer doesn't discriminate.

Breast cancer typically strikes women during their most productive years, both professionally and personally.

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in U.S. women ages 40-59.

Men can get breast cancer, too. One percent of breast cancer diagnosis will be in male patients.

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