Field Hockey

Wesleyan University Field Hockey Joins National Foundation for Cancer Research to “Play4theCure” Sat., Oct. 12

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The Wesleyan University field hockey team team joined hands 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.

Wesleyan field hockey raised funds during its game against Little Three rival Williams College Sat., Oct. 12 which was played at noon on Smith Field.

Wesleyan field hockey has been involved in this program for a number of years and head coach Patti Klecha-Porter is hopeful of raising its goal of $500 for such a worthy cause.

The team sold T-shirts like the ones they are wearing in the photos for $15 at the contest. In addition, wrist bands also were sold while general donations on behalf of the National Foundation for Cancer Research were accepted.

For more information on Wesleyan field hockey's involvement with the campaign, please contact head coach Patti Klecha-Porter at < pklechaporte@wesleyan.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.  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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