Fans Help UMD Football Player Tackle Cancer

By KBJR News 1

October 20, 2012 Updated Oct 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland’s NewsCenter) --- Meanwhile, almost 6,000 people were invited to help in the cancer fight for one UMD Bulldog this afternoon.

Bulldogs junior defensive end Jordan Bauman is currently undergoing chemo-therapy for stage 2 Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Efforts were underway at Saturday’s homecoming football game against Bemidji State to help him pay for treatments.

Proceeds from the sale of special rally towels, as well as some money from food vendors, was donated to the Jordan Bauman Benefit Fund and the Tackle Cancer Foundation.

"We are really behind one of our own when something bad happens in their lives,” Brian Nystrom, Marketing Coordinator of UMD Athletics said. “Jordan is battling through is cancer right now so we rally around him as a family and help his family cover some of the costs that may be associated in dealing with his cancer."

Bauman was in remission before the season, but learned earlier this fall that his cancer had returned.

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