LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — While Liberty is excited to be headed to its first-ever bowl game in school history, Flames head coach Hugh Freeze says the team is “honored” to be part of a contest whose mission extends far beyond the sidelines of a football field.
Addressing the media ahead of Saturday’s Cure Bowl in Orlando, Freeze discussed how cancer had impacted his life.
“My wife’s mother went through breast cancer and is doing well. My mom’s best friend, we lost her during the season to breast cancer. That affected my mother. They were childhood friends and as close as two friends I’ve ever seen,” Freeze said during a press conference in Lynchburg.
“Cancer in general is one of the things this world can do without and unfortunately it affects more people that we’d like to even talk about.”
Saturday’s Cure Bowl directly supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
“To be part of a bowl that is bringing awareness to that and in particular breast cancer is something that we are honored to be part of and hope that in some way we can help with bringing awareness to it,” Freeze said.
The Flames will face Georgia Southern at Exploria Stadium in Orlando at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
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