Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/6/11
Twenty-two girls’ and boys’ high school lacrosse teams will be coming together to play in the third annual Care for the Cure Tournament today at Henderson High School.
The Care for the Cure Tournament is dedicated to raising money and awareness to find a cure for leukemia in the memory of Caroline (Care) Cranston, the sister of professional lacrosse player Ryan Cranston. All proceeds from the Care for the Cure Tournament will be given to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS), as well as a scholarship in Caroline’s name.
Since its inception in 2009, the Care for the Cure Tournament has raised over $20,000 for several charities including the LLS, and Be the Match Foundation.
On August 15, 2008 Caroline (Care) Cranston, at 24 years old, was diagnosed with leukemia. In high school, Care played lacrosse for Henderson and continued her lacrosse career at Duquesne University. On May 8, 2010, Care passed away after fighting for 21 months.
“We plan on raising much more this year,” said Ryan Cranston. “Our mission is to bring the lacrosse community together and to raise awareness for this terrible disease.”
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 percent of its funds to cancer research and is currently funding 400 scientists worldwide.
The tournament will be held on five fields at Henderson, 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.
Teams Attending in 2011:
Lady Bears Lacrosse Club
Rippin Rope Lacrosse
Jersey Girls Lacrosse Club
SEPA Lacrosse Club 2012
SEPA Lacrosse Club 2014
Dynamite Lacrosse Club
Man-Up Lacrosse Club
Knights LAX Varsity
Knights LAX JV
Team Philadelphia Lacrosse Club
Harriton High School
Leaps Lacrosse Club
Perkiomen Valley High School
Black Dog Lacrosse Club
Galloway Warriors Lacrosse Club
Bucs Lacrosse Club
CK Lacrosse Club