A message from Coach Jerry Kill

"Because I have seen first hand what others have faced, I would like to give something back.
I think the hardest moments in dealing with this disease are when I see children, middle-aged individuals, and the elderly who may not have the opportunity to see another day."

-- Jerry Kill

At the end of the 2005 football season, Coach Jerry Kill of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, formerly SIU head football coach had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor on his kidney. During his cancer treatment he befriended other people from southern Illinois who were going through treatment as well. Kill found many of them did not have the same resources that he was "fortunate to be blessed with."

Together with Southern Illinois Healthcare, Coach Kill and his wife Rebecca formed the Coach Kill Cancer Fund. The fund is designed to assist southern Illinois patients and their families with medical costs and other associated expenses. Read more...






You can help score a touchdown for southern Illinoisans who need help coping in their fight against cancer.

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