Harvard to Host 5th Annual Bench Press for Breast Cancer May 2

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Athletes from each of Harvard's 42 varsity teams are invited to compete in the fifth annual "Bench Press for Breast Cancer" competition on Thursday, May 2 at the Palmer Dixon Strength & Conditioning Center to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer.  

The event will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. with the competition beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Prior to competition that is sponsored by Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Kathy Delaney-Smith, the head coach for Harvard women's basketball and a breast cancer survivor, will speak on the importance of raising money for cancer research.

Teams that wish to participate may enter up to three contestants who can each bench press as many reps as possible, but the entire time is encouraged to come and cheer on their teammates. Male athletes will bench press half of their body weight while the female athletes will bench press the bar.

Individuals can donate prior to the event by making a pledge. Please make a check out to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and send them to the attention of:

Shanna Kornachuk
Assistant Director of Athletics
Harvard University
Department of Athletics
324 Murr Center
65 North Harvard Street
Boston, MA 02163

All proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure.

Interested athletes should contact the Community Service Committee of SAAC at or