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Lights FC and Comprehensive Cancer Centers partnered to provide free match tickets to all local healthcare workers for the event.

Comprehensive Cancer Centers teamed up with Las Vegas Lights FC recently to host a #KickCancer match vs. Miami FC at Cashman Field. The event was the culmination of a season-long education campaign that both organizations have staged to raise awareness of a wide variety of cancers that affect different members of our community.

While a key part of this initiative was raising awareness about all types of cancer — it was also simultaneously intended to serve as an opportunity to highlight the amazing work done by all local healthcare workers. Lights FC and Comprehensive Cancer Centers partnered to provide free match tickets to all local healthcare workers to celebrate their commitment and excellence in caring for the Las Vegas Valley community.

Some highlights of the #KickCancer match program, and general event education programming at the game, included the following:

  • Players wearing special edition commemorative pink colored jerseys during the match.
  • Special recognition ceremony on-field at halftime for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.
  • Prominent over-sized inflatables intend to both raise awareness of specific types of cancers and to educate the public, including Colleen the Colon and an inflatable lung that fans at the game walked through upon entering the stadium.
  • Pink colored lines on the playing field, plus pink colored net on the soccer goals; and
  • 10-minute drone light show immediately following the match featuring #KickCancer imagery.

Measuring more than twelve feet wide and twelve feet tall, Colleen the Colon allows fans to walk through an (incredibly) oversized mockup of a human colon. The experience is meant to teach individuals about normal colon tissue, Crohn’s disease, polyps, malignant polyps, colon cancer and advanced colon cancer. Taking Colleen out to events is a part of Comprehensive’s ongoing efforts to educate the Las Vegas community about the benefits of screenings, self-care and early diagnoses for cancer.

Comprehensive Cancer Centers is an award-winning multi-specialty practice comprising medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, breast surgery, pulmonary medicine, cancer genetic counseling and clinical research at several Southern Nevada cancer centers and offices. The practice’s specialized physician and nursing staff offers sophisticated diagnostic tools, the latest advances in cancer treatment, a full range of innovative, exclusive services and research-based care in a supportive and caring environment.

Being active in the community is a priority for Comprehensive Cancer Centers, with sports events playing a central role in outreach, connecting people of different backgrounds in relaxed atmospheres. During these events, the oncology practice helps educate fans about ways to better manage their health.

In addition to partnering with Las Vegas Lights FC, Comprehensive Cancer Centers teams up with other local sports teams including the Las Vegas Aviators, the Vegas Golden Knights, Henderson Silver Knights and the UNLV Athletics.

The practice’s efforts at events for these teams include providing resources, such as free sunscreen to promote skin safety while watching games. Comprehensive also regularly highlights patients and physicians during game breaks to inspire those with cancer diagnoses at sporting events.

For more ways to get active, eat better and reduce risks for health issues, be sure to regularly visit the Comprehensive Cancer Centers blog and utilize its available online resources.

Comprehensive Cancer Centers Can Help

Physicians at Comprehensive Cancer Centers provide a variety of treatment options for patients with cancers including medical oncology, radiation oncology and world-class clinical research. To schedule an appointment with the team at Comprehensive, please call 702-952-3350.

The content is this post is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

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