Harvard field hockey has partnered with Vs. Cancer to help raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard's game on Sunday against Bryant will coincide with the team's annual Vs. Cancer game, in partnership with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. These organizations have worked with hundreds of athletes, teams, and communities nationwide to help fund the fight to cure cancer in children. On Sunday, fans can donate to Vs. Cancer in person to help raise money for pediatric cancer research. Throughout the year, the team encourages people to visit the website: https://team.curethekids.org/harvardfieldhockey
Below is the team's message to fans about the initiative.
Dear Friend of Harvard Field Hockey,
Our team has partnered with Vs. Cancer this season to bring awareness to pediatric cancer and raise funds to support the cause. In partnership with Vs. Cancer our team has selected the pediatric oncology unit at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to receive half of the proceeds we raise, while the other half will be used to fund ground-breaking brain tumor research efforts through the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The money we raised last year helped Vs Cancer send Dana-Farber a grant to support the development of their center for adolescent and young adult oncology. They host monthly educational forums and outreach activities. Because the AYA patients are not quite pediatric but also not quite adult, this center is critical to their well-being beyond treatment. The grant also is helping to fund staffing, equipment installation and an interior design plan for the new waiting space in the center.
This season we will be having our Vs Cancer game on Sunday, September 30th during our home game against Bryant at 2pm. We will be having a raffle during the game for people to win prizes and all the money collected will go directly to Vs. Cancer.
If you are interested in supporting our team's fundraiser, please visit: https://team.curethekids.org/harvardfieldhockey
Vs. Cancer was founded in 2012 by Chase Jones, a former collegiate baseball player at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jones was diagnosed with a brain tumor as a freshman at U.N.C. The support of his teammates during treatment was his largest source of strength during recovery. Vs. Cancer now works with athletic teams across the country who have joined the fight against childhood cancer. With the help of athletes, teams, and communities nationwide, Vs. Cancer has raised over $4.2 million dollars since their inception and is now a signature fundraising campaign for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.