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Men’s lacrosse benefit: ‘Balls to the Walls’ fundraiser slated for Franzone (Norristown)

Friday, 18th November 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 11/18/11
From Press Release

On October 13th, 2010 Norristown grad Shane Franzone was a typical college freshman who had just finished his fall lacrosse season at Chestnut Hill College by scoring his first collegiate goal.

Shane Franzone

On October 15th, Franzone was admitted to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after doctors examined bruises on his torso that were failing to heal. After a vast array of tests he was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a blood disease where bone marrow fails to produce adequate counts of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

Franzone has been hospitalized for the majority of the past 12 months and is still fighting for his life. In an effort to help support the Franzone family as they deal with his continued illness, the Chestnut Hill College Men’s Lacrosse team is organizing a wall ball event to raise funds for Franzone.

Appropriately titled “Balls to the Wall,” the team hopes to raise as much money as possible to assist with the mounting medical costs.

The “Balls to the Wall’ event will be held on December 10th at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School from 10am-3pm. Sponsors include the HEADstrong Foundation, Maverick Lacrosse and Baggataway LC.

If you are interested in attending the event or donating to the cause, you can download information from the Facebook group or contact Adam Eddinger with Chestnut Hill Lacrosse at Click here for the pledge/ sponsor form on Google docs.

Click here for YouTube video introducing Shane Franzone as a brother to the Chestnut Hill college team.

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