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Field Hockey Joins NFCR to "Play4theCure"




Oct. 2, 2013

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College Field Hockey team has joined with the National Foundation for Cancer Research to participate in its fundraising campaign entitled Play4theCure, in which sports teams across the country are invited to participate by committing to donate proceeds from at least one game to NFCR.

The team will be raising funds up to and during the game against Harvard on Oct. 23, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Newton Field Hockey Complex.

"We are thrilled to be a part of the national campaign to raise awareness and funds for cancer," head coach Ainslee Lamb said. "We are all affected by the disease on some level. The team wants to contribute and promote this opportunity to help fund research to find cures. It is a large goal that each of us can contribute a little bit through this game on October 23, and through this event, we can potentially bring about progress for a cure."

BC will warm up with pink Play4theCure balls in support of the cause. Play4theCure bracelets will also be given out to fans.

Admission to the game is free, but donations by check are being accepted at the entrance. You can also donate by visiting the BC team's donation page. For each donation, a raffle ticket will be given out in order to win prizes during halftime. All proceeds will be donated to NFCR.

For more information on Boston College's involvement with the campaign, please contact Laurel Carter at laurel.carter@bc.edu. For more information on the "Play4theCure" campaign or to participate, please visit www.nfcr.org/p4tc.

About the National Foundation for Cancer Research
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 $309 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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