Field Hockey Team Donates Game Proceeds to Cancer Research

Wesleyan's field hockey team raised funds for cancer research through the Play4theCure campaign.

Wesleyan’s field hockey team raised funds for cancer research through the Play4theCure campaign.

The Wesleyan field hockey team team joined hands with the National Foundation for Cancer Research to participate in its fundraising campaign titled 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 on Oct. 12. The team sold wrist bands and T-shirts at the contest, and accepted general donations for 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, visit www.NFCR.org.