Saturday, March 7, 2009
The women’s lacrosse team at St. Mary’s College of Maryland will be holding its inaugural Breast Cancer Awareness Lacrosse Game vs. McDaniel College at 1 pm at Seahawk Stadium in beautiful St. Mary’s City.
This game will be played in remembrance of Christine A. DeWitt, the mother of a player I once coached, who lost her life to this disease last year as well as all individuals affected by breast cancer. The lacrosse team will be selling T-shirts in order to raise funds for Climb for Hope, a division of breast cancer research that Christine believed in very strongly.
Climb for Hope was organized to raise and channel funds towards targeted and promising research in the fight against breast cancer. Its mission is to find a viable treatment for breast cancer within the next three years. In the past two years, the organization has raised over $550,000 for a vaccine being developed at Johns Hopkins University by Dr. Leisha Emens. This research will one day allow patients to successfully battle the disease using a specialized vaccine in conjunction with lower doses of chemotherapy. Not only does the vaccine address some of the most aggressive and lethal forms of breast cancer, but the research is expected to promote treatment advances for many forms of cancer as well. (www.climbforhope.com).
To purchase a pink St. Mary’s women’s lacrosse T-shirt, please contact Kara Reber at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 240-895-3304. Shirts are $10 and come in adult S, M, L, XL, XXL. Cash donations are also welcome. Pre-sale orders are due by: February 20, 2009. There will be a few additional shirts available at the game for sale.
We would like for you to wear your pink T-shirt to our game on the 7th as we would like to have a “pink-out” of the stadium. Our goal is to raise over $3,000.00.
Please join us for this event and help support a cause that affects many of our lives.
March 7th, 2009 . . . see you at the game!