Benching For Breast Cancer Set For Dec. 6

Benching for Breast Cancer Web Site

WORCESTER, Mass. - The sixth annual Benching for Breast Cancer fundraising event will take place on Friday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m. in the Hart Center’s varsity weight room at the College of the Holy Cross. Registration will start at 5:00 p.m.

Benching for Breast Cancer is a weight lifting contest between teams of four students. All team members bench press as much as they can, and their totals are mathematically compared with their body weights. There are prizes for most benched male and female teams. There are also prizes for best costume, most enthusiastic and most fundraised.

In the middle of the event there will be a candle light ceremony to reflect and remember those who have lost the battle against breast cancer and celebrate the survivors.

There is also a new addition this year. There will be a wall to honor people that are or have been affected by cancer. This wall is titled "Who do you Bench for?" It is open for students to write names, hang pictures or articles, write quotes, etc. that honor survivors and remember those who we have lost.

When students pay $10 they receive a t-shirt. This year the t-shirts will be a long sleeve shirt. It is the only year that this will be offered while the current students are at Holy Cross. Students will also receive a raffle ticket. This ticket will be entered for a chance to win a 32" television. It will be raffled off at the men's hockey game which is also on Dec. 6 between the first and second periods. Students must be present at the game in order to win the TV. Go here to register for Benching for Breast Cancer online.

The men’s hockey team is playing Air Force at 7:00 p.m. During every home game the hockey team raises money through Power Play Points for PINK, where local businesses, community members, parents and alumni pledge money for any goal that is scored during a power play.

All proceeds from Benching for Breast Cancer will benefit Pink Revolution, a Worcester-based breast cancer alliance of dedicated individuals with a unified commitment to those touched by breast cancer.