Cannons Fighting Cancer is an initiative to unite the lacrosse, medical and research communities to raise funds and awareness for philanthropic and research organizations that are focused on finding a cure for cancer and providing services, support and care for individuals and families who are impacted by the disease. This event includes a ceremony for a special group of nominated fans who are making an impact in the fight against cancer dubbed the "Cannons Champions for Cancer," a presentation for the Bruce Lerch Scholarship, a season-long fundraising initiative and on-field recognition for the "Cannons Champions." The Boston Cannons will host this year's Cannons Fighting Cancer game during the August 4th match up against the reigning MLL Champions, the Ohio Machine. This game will benefit the Boston Children's Hospital's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
PICTURES FROM 2017'S EVENT:
To donate to Cannons Fighting Cancer:
The Boston Cannons have created an online pledge program that will be the main initiative for our fundraising efforts. For every goal scored by the Cannons throughout the season, people will donate 'x' amount of dollars. Fans, sponsors, youth and high school teams, etc. will be able to create a pledge page and the Cannons will update the total of goals and dollars raised after every game. On August 4th, the pledge program will be integrated throughout our game with the total amount raised announced at the end.
Cannons Champions for Cancer:
Cannons Fighting Cancer will bring together and honor members of the Greater Boston medical, science, philanthropic, survivor and lacrosse communities for their continuous efforts in the fight against cancer. Cannons fans can nominate inspirational individuals making an impact against cancer to be recognized at the game by sharing their story. These individuals will be honored at the game on August 4th.
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.
Cannons Fighting Cancer Contact:
Courtney Larrivey, Boston Cannons: 617-890-6460 or firstname.lastname@example.org