Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/29/09
Lacrosse enthusiasts and supporters are encouraged to participate in the second running of “Team Andress,” Sunday at the National Brain Tumor Society Race For Hope 5K Run/Walk – Philadelphia at the Art Museum.
The event, which begins at 8:30 a.m. for the run and 9:15 for the walk, benefits the Brain Tumor Society in the name of Deb Andress, a popular Philly lacrosse coach who has been battling a brain tumor for over a year.
Thus far more than $16,500 has been raised for Team Andress, but registration remains open at this link.
This event, now in its fourth year, has raised over $1,000,000 to fund innovative research and support services for brain tumor patients and their families. Last year 700 participants made “Team Andress” the top fundraising team in the event; that represented the highest number in the country for any Brain Tumor event.
Team Andress was created to show support for Andress, who has undergone extensive treatments while continuing to make progress toward recovery.
Last year Team Andress shattered the Brain Tumor Society record by raising nearly $40,000 on behalf of the former Penn State great who has been a longtime director and coach for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (OLMC) in Doylestown and a director of Five Star Lacrosse.
To join Team Andress, click here to register. Above “Jacquie Beck” in the Team Andress grey box click the link “Join Team”. Children also are invited and can participate in a children’s walk.
This year’s t-shirt will be grey with navy blue lettering. The front will read: TEAM ANDRESS with a quote below it from Joe Paterno: “You must believe in your heart that you are destined to do great things.” The back will have the V and “VARSITY” below it.
Beck said Team Andress also is looking for Corporate Sponsors. Beck can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org