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Boston Cannons Foundation donates over $100,000 to BCH Cancer & Blood Disorder Center

November 16, 2018
BOSTON, MA (November 15, 2018) - The Boston Cannons Foundation officially announced today that they have raised more than $115,000 to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital during the 2018 calendar year. Two primary initiatives lead the charge for the Boston Cannons Foundation commitment to the #1 pediatric hospital in the world. First, $100,000 was raised during the 3rd Annual “ Cannons Fighting Cancer” season long campaign that was completed on August 4th at the Cannons final game of the season; and second the Cannons Foundation Annual Golf Outing hosted in October at Cohasset Golf Club, raised $15,000 for Boston Children’s Hospital Child Life Fund. The Boston Cannons Foundation has generated more than $300,000 in total over the program’s first three years to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital and other organizations dedicated to finding a cure for cancer.

Cannons Fighting Cancer was created to unite the lacrosse world while bringing the medical community, research institutions and inspiring individuals together who have made an impact in the fight against cancer. Proceeds from the season long fundraising efforts benefited Boston Children’s Hospital's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

“Our fans, partners and players are passionate about our commitment to Cannons Fighting Cancer, and the impact we have made over the last three years,” said Cannons President Ian Frenette. “In addition to raising funds and awareness, we have also recognized over sixty local organizations or individuals who are making a significant impact in the fight against cancer.”

The Boston Cannons Foundation had support from many fans and team partners including Granite Telecommunications, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Suffolk Construction, OPTUM, Citizen’s Bank, and trimino™ to lead the fundraising efforts for this program. Straight donations as well as pledges “per goal scored by the Cannons” during the season helped reach the $100,000 mark. The Cannons scored 180 goals in 2018, an average of 13 goals per game.

On October 18th, the Cannons Foundation hosted their 4th Annual Charity Golf Outing at Cohasset Golf Club. There was a full field of teams, with Cannons partners, alumni and current players/coaches in attendance, the day included raffles and a great day of golf to bring awareness of the Boston Children’s Hospital Child Life Services to the lacrosse community through golf.

Following dinner at the Charity Golf Outing, the Cannons Foundation and Boston Children’s Hospital hosted guest speaker Pete Cargill, who has a set of triplets who were treated at Boston Children’s Hospital and directly impacted by the Child Life Services program.

“Boston Children’s Hospital is grateful for the ongoing support of the Boston Cannons,” said Mike Bornhorst, Associate Vice President of Boston Children’s Hospital. “Their events provide vital funding for our Cancer and Blood Disorders Center as well as our Every Child Fund, while visits from their players provide much joy for our patients and families. We’re honored by their partnership.”

With the efforts of participating players, fans and partners, over $15,000 was raised for Boston Children’s Hospital Child Life Fund. Cannons Partners for the event included Suffolk Construction, OPTUM, Citizens Bank, Granite Telecommunications, BJ’s Wholesale Club, & trimino™.

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About the Boston Cannons Foundation:
The Boston Cannons Foundation is dedicated to benefiting children and families in the New England area by fostering the core attributes of the sport of lacrosse and of the athletes who wear or have worn the Boston Cannons jersey by providing resources and programs focused on improving the health, education and welfare of New England children and families, and by supporting public charities that provide similar resources and programs. 

About the Boston Cannons:
The Boston Cannons are a Founding Member of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and one of the most recognizable global lacrosse brands. Led by Rob Hale and his ownership team, the Cannons won the 2011 MLL Championship, have eleven playoff appearances and hold a league record with five MLL MVP’s over fifteen seasons. Off the field, the Cannons provide a game day experience second to none and annually top the MLL in attendance and partnership engagement. For more information, call the front office at 617-746-9933 or visit  www.bostoncannons.com

About Boston Children’s Hospital:
The top-ranked children's hospital in the nation and #1 in cancer care, Boston Children's is the singular organization with the legacy and capacity to beat cancer in children fastest and on a global scale. For 150 years, Boston Children's Hospital has built its reputation as the world leader in pediatric research. This is why in 1929, Boston Children's Sidney Farber, Children's first full time pathologist, could achieve the first remission of leukemia and become the "father" of chemotherapy. Today, we have a vibrant culture of innovation around cancer research and care that has drawn to the Hospital the best scientists and physicians from every research focus and specialty. Children come to us with all types of cancer from all reaches of the globe. Our teams of specialists do not just eliminate the cancer, they heal the whole child, setting up lifetimes of health.
 
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