Oct. 11, 2011
VILLANOVA, Pa. -
The Villanova University field hockey team has joined hands with the National Foundation for Cancer Research to participate in the 2nd annual “Stick it to Cancer” campaign, in which field hockey teams across the country are invited to participate by committing to donate proceeds from at least one game to NFCR.
The game for NFCR will take place Oct. 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. versus Louisville University on Villanova’s campus. “Villanova Field Hockey wants to do our part in making a difference in the fight against cancer,” said Villanova Coach Joanie Milhous. “Saturday is going to be a great event as we join forces and hold our Stick It To Cancer game against University of Louisville. We hope the community will come out and join us for a great day of fun as we Stick it to Cancer!”
To raise funds, the team will be selling balloons on which attendees can write the name of—or message to—a loved one who has fought cancer. The balloons will be released before the game in their honor. Raffle tickets will also be sold for a chance to win gift cards to local restaurants.
Donations will also be collected online. To donate, please visit: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/VillanovaFH/stickittocancerwithvillanovafieldhockey?fge=ask
Both teams will be wearing pink shoelaces and warm-up shirts in support of the cause.
For more information on Villanova University’s involvement with the campaign, contact Clare Devine at firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about “Stick it to Cancer,” or to participate, visit www.nfcr.org/stickittocancer.
About the National Foundation for Cancer Research
The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a leading charity dedicated to funding cancer research and public education relating to cancer prevention, earlier diagnosis, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for cancer. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside. Since 1973, NFCR has provided over $288 million in direct support of discovery-oriented cancer research focused on understanding how and why cells become cancerous, and on public education relating to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. NFCR scientists are discovering cancer’s molecular mysteries and translating these discoveries into therapies that hold the hope for curing cancer. NFCR is about Research for a Cure—cures for all types of cancer. For more information, please visit www.NFCR.org.