Former UCLA quarterback and longtime radio analyst Matt Stevens tells his story above about being a cancer survivor and the importance of how Rivals United for a Kure in the days leading up the USC-UCLA football game can help raise money for under-funded cancer research projects.
More information: www.rivalsunitedforakure.org, as donations are being accepted on behalf of USC and UCLA campaigns, trying to see which school can raise the most money that will be used by each schools cancer research centers.
One of those who benefitted from the research: Samuel Godsey, who has fought a rare form of tissue cancer since the age of four:
The documentary “A City Divided,” spearheaded by USC grad Jack Baric, made its debut on Monday before a fundraising gala of Trojans and Bruins, provided a common bond to explain how the city, while united most of year, can enjoy the experience of taking sides for one day every fall when the two football teams renew their rivalry.
More on “A City Divided” coming in Friday’s column. Until then, check out the trailer for the film: