WORCESTER, Mass. - On Sunday, September 13, numerous Holy Cross athletes took part in the 11th annual Walk to Cure Cancer. Members of the baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, cheerleading, women's cross country, men's ice hockey, women's lacrosse, women's rowing and volleyball teams all took part in the event, which helped raise money benefitting the UMass Memorial Cancer Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
The women's rowing team received Campus Challenge honors for organizing the most participants (32) from Holy Cross, in addition to raising the most money ($2,290) of any group on campus.
The Walk to Cure Cancer is the largest, single-day fundraising event in Central Massachusetts. Funds raised support cutting-edge research and wide-ranging preventive and behavioral studies to provide advanced cancer care to oncology patients. The UMass Memorial Cancer Center integrates some of the most vital cancer research and treatment activities available today. The center encourages innovative collaborations and actively promotes the development of projects dedicated to bringing the work of the bench to the bedside. To date, the five mile walk-a-thon has raised over $6 million enabling cutting edge cancer research, bringing us one step closer to finding a cure.
For more information on the Walk to Cure Cancer, visit http://www.walktocurecancer.org/.