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September 4, 2013

Men's soccer: Huskies coach starts non-profit to raise funds for cancer research

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The MLS franchise became even more involved with Payne's organization the following year. D.C. United unveiled a red third uniform that season and decided to donate $5 of every new red jersey sale to Red Card Cancer.

Recently, four AC Milan legends --Alessandro Billy Costacurta, Fabio Cannavaro, Massimo Oddo and Massimo Ambrosini -- partnered with Red Card United to share the message internationally.

"I'm an impatient person so I wish it would grow even quicker. I think once people get involved, it's a charity that one stays involved with," Payne said. "The more teams, leagues and clubs we can get involved I know it will continue to grow and carry a message that we all can help 'send off cancer' from our lives."

Anyone interested in joining the cause with Red Card Cancer to help raise funds for cancer research is encouraged to visit the organization's website at www.redcardcancer.org or email Payne at ppayne@bloomu.edu.

"I'm so proud of where we are with an idea that started so small in Central Pa.," Payne said. "I do know the world's largest game, if mobilized, can help end the world's largest disease. If that occurs, then we made a difference in people's lives."

Seeing as Red Card Cancer started on the campus of Bloomsburg University and is now spreading the world internationally, it's safe to say Red Card Cancer is certainly on the way to making a difference.

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