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Tigers Raise $1,000 For Stick it to Cancer

Oct 11, 2012

Participating in the 3rd Annual Stick It To Cancer event, the Pacific field hockey team raised $1,000 for cancer research at the National Foundation for Cancer Research. The Tigers raised the funds for NFCR during their match against Stanford at Brookside Field. Pacific's participation in the Stick It To Cancer campaign came in place of their annual Pink Game as the Tigers looked to broaden their support of cancer research. 

"After three years of  a "Pink Game", I wanted to do something a little different," said head coach Linda MacDonald. "So many people have family and friends affected by many different cancers. We have lost an alum to colon cancer. I lost my mother to lung cancer. We have alums and players with family members who have survived cancer. I thought it important to recognize all forms of cancer. I am so proud of the money we were able to raise. I also loved the idea of the players creating their own t-shirts. It was a fun event and I look forward to doing it again."

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a leading cancer research 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 $300 million in 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's 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.  The most convenient method to contribute to NFCR is to text "NFCR" to 20222 to make a $5 donation with the charge applied to their next cell phone bill.  NFCR is about Research for a Cure-cures for all types of cancer.  For more information, please visit www.NFCR.org.  

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