DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke University field hockey team has joined hands with the National Foundation for Cancer Research to participate in the 3rd annual "Stick it to Cancer" campaign, in which field hockey teams across the country are invited to participate by committing to donate proceeds from at least one game to NFCR.
Duke will be raising funds for NFCR at their game versus Kent State University Sept. 30, 2012.
"Duke Field Hockey is honored to support and work alongside NFCR for their Stick It To Cancer fundraiser," said Jarred Martin, Assistant Coach of the Duke field hockey team. "Cancer has impacted families, friends, and teammates in one way or another, not only here at Duke but across the world. Anything we can do to help with treatment and prevention is one more step closer on the path to a cure. "
To raise funds, the team will be collecting donations at the game. There is no admission cost. Cancer survivors and those who have lost loved ones to cancer will be recognized in support of the cause.
The game benefitting NFCR will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Duke's campus.
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 Researchfor 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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