Cancer is a disease that touches many people, including family members and friends that are connected with our field hockey program. Our goal is to help share awareness, give support and help raise money to find a cure for cancer. By using our passion and love for the game of field hockey, Alvernia University and Albright College will Play4TheCure at Alvernia University on October 12th, at 7pm. 100% of the money raised will benefit doctors and researchers that are supported by the National Foundation for Cancer Research.
If you are in the area, we hope you come out to the game! It will be a great evening supporting a great cause! But, if you are unable to attend, not to worry - you can watch the live stream located on the athletics webpage in the fan zone. We will be accepting donations at the game and online. Help us reach our goal of $1,000!
Play4TheCure is the sport fundraising program for the National Foundation for Cancer Research which provides funding worldwide to the best scientists to enable cutting edge research that other large cancer organizations can’t and won’t fund. Play4TheCure inspires athletes and their teams to leverage their passion for sports to “Play4” loved ones affected by cancer and encourages them to actively participate in working to fund cancer research to make a difference.
The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides scientists in the lab the funding they need to make game-changing discoveries in cancer treatments, detection, prevention and ultimately, a cure. NFCR has distinguished itself in the cancer research sector by emphasizing long-term, transformative research often overlooked by other major funding sources. With the help of more than 5.2 million individual donors over the last 45 years, NFCR has delivered more than $360 million in funding to public education and cancer research leading to several important, life-saving discoveries.