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 charity pick-up exhibition match to raise funds the Cannons Fighting Cancer initiative, a presentation for the Bruce Lerch Scholarship, and on-field recognition for the "Cannons Champions." The Boston Cannons hosted this year's Cannons Fighting Cancer game during the June 3rd match up against the reigning MLL Champions, the Denver Outlaws. This game benefited the Boston Children's Hospital's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
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 through the first six games, 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 June 3rd, 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 were honored at the game on June 3rd.
For details on exhibition lacrosse game:
Bringing together the Greater Boston lacrosse and business community to celebrate the game in support of the world class cancer research conducted locally. The BLC Shootout was a 60 minute friendly men's lacrosse scrimmage prior to the Cannons game with a tailgate directly following in the Bud Light Barracks. BLC raised funds through player registration, business donations and sponsorships.
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.
Katherine Donnelly, Boston Cannons: 617-890-6457 or
Cannons Fighting Cancer Contact:
Courtney Larrivey, Boston Cannons: 617-890-6460 or firstname.lastname@example.org