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Ancilla men’s soccer to participate on “Kick Cancer Team”

October 20, 2011

DONALDSON — The Ancilla College men’s soccer team is participating in a nationwide fundraiser by the National Foundation for Cancer Research called “NFCR’s Kick Cancer Team.” The campaign invites soccer teams around the country to participate by committing to donate proceeds from at least one game or special event to NFCR.
Ancilla’s game for NFCR will take place Oct. 22, 2011 at 2 p.m. versus Lakeland Community College on Ancilla College’s Charger Fields.
The team will be primarily raising funds online. Admission is $5 per car for parking, and a free tailgate courtesy of the Ancilla Student Government Association will be available for all in attendance.
To donate online, please visit http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/ancillasoccer/nfcrskickcancerteam.
“We are excited to be a part of NFCR’s Kick Cancer Team this season and support their pursuit of a cure,” said Ancilla Men’s Soccer Coach James Drzewiecki. “Almost everyone has been touched by cancer in some way, including myself, as my mother has beaten cancer twice in recent years, and our athletic department, as one of our biggest supporters, has repeatedly fought off cancer in recent years as well. This fundraiser is a perfect way to live out the mission of Ancilla—to serve the underserved—as well as the mission of the athletic department—service-based learning.”
For more information about Ancilla’s involvement with the campaign, please contact James Drzewiecki at james.drzewiecki@ancilla.edu. To find out more about “NFCR’s Kick Cancer Team” or to participate, please visit www.nfcr.org/kickcancerteam.
The National Foundation for Cancer Research is a leading 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 $288 million in direct 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 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.

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