DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke women’s lacrosse program is proud to announce a partnership with the Duke Cancer Institute (DCI). Saturday’s contest against Boston College at Koskinen Stadium will mark the Blue Devils’ inaugural “It Takes A Team - DukeWLax for DCI” game.
The aim of the partnership with DCI is to build awareness and raise funds for the organization.
"I am delighted to announce the official launch of the Duke women’s lacrosse program’s partnership with The Duke Cancer Institute (DCI)," said head coach Kerstin Kimel. "In addition to the personal connection and deep appreciation that I have for the unparalleled level of care that I received from DCI, I am also excited that Duke women's lacrosse can provide a platform to promote awareness for this world class institution."
According to its website, the Duke Cancer Institute “is a collaborative powerhouse—audacious, evolving, unconventional—at the center of a world-renowned university and medical center. We unleash the power of synchronous collaboration to create breakthroughs that rapidly transform the unimagined into the possible—to fuel a pace of discoveries and advances previously thought impossible.
“Established in 1973 as one of the original eight comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute, today our patients come for care from every county in North Carolina, every state in the nation and from around the world.”
All fundraising efforts stemming from Saturday’s game will directly benefit the “It Takes A Team - DukeWLax for DCI” fund. For more information or to donate, visit dukewlaxfordci.org.
The Blue Devils will be honoring several members of the DCI community during Saturday’s contest, which is slated for a noon start at Koskinen.