Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/2/11
The third annual Care 4 the Cure Lacrosse Tournament to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6 at Henderson High School.
The tourney, for boys’ and girls’ high school teams, was created in honor of Caroline (Care) Cranston, who passed away in May of 2010 after a 21-fight against leukemia. Care played lacrosse for Henderson and continued her lacrosse career at Duquesne University.
All proceeds will be given to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS), as well as a scholarship in Caroline’s name. Since its inception in 2009, the event has raised over $20,000.00 for the several charities including the LLS, and Be the Match Foundation.
It is hoped that this year’s event will raise much more this year. The event mission is to bring the lacrosse community together and to raise awareness for this terrible disease. Care was diagnosed on August 15, 2008, at the age of 24.
Each year in the United States, about 2,000 children and 27,000 adults are diagnosed with leukemia. The Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) donates 74% of its funds to cancer research and is currently funding 400 scientists worldwide.
The tournament will be held on five fields at West Chester Henderson High School, including two turf fields. Games will be 50 minutes in duration and played according to U.S. Lacrosse Women’s and Men’s rules at a cost of $700 per team.