Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/8/14
The Haverford School and The Agnes Irwin School will be hosting the 6th Annual Checking for Cancer Lacrosse Invitational on Saturday. The day will feature a full slate of high school varsity boys’ and girls’ games with exciting match-ups. Aside from great competition, the primary purpose and motivation behind the formation of CFC is to promote awareness of prostate, colorectal and testicular cancers.
CFC has raised over $180,000 in just five years, with all event profits earmarked for cancer research and for those organizations in need of special support.
The photo shows The Haverford School senior lacrosse players and coaches with the 2013 donation check. These four charities received the 2013 donation of $30,000:
Cuddle My Kids $3,000
Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson $7,000
Bringing Hope Home $10,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania $10,000
The 2014 Checking For Cancer fundraising efforts will include the following:
• Suggested donation for CFC Program booklet and entrance to tournament: $10
• Corporate, school, and personal ads for the CFC program booklet
• Donations from parents, local businesses, and schools.
• Dress-down days at The Haverford School and The Agnes Irwin School.
• CFC Basketball tournament at The Haverford School.
• Flywheel Fundraiser at Flywheel Bryn Mawr.
The game lineup is:
9:00am Youth Lacrosse Clinic for boys and girls ages 5-12 at The Haverford School
(run by The Haverford School lacrosse players—free with admission donation)
High School Boys Schedule at The Haverford School
10am Chatham (NJ) vs. Salesianum School (DE)
10am Salisbury School (CT) vs. Penn Charter (PA)
12pm Garden City (NY) vs. Bronxville (NY)
12pm The Haverford School (PA) vs. La Costa Canyon (CA)
2pm St Augustine Prep (NJ) vs. Brunswick School (CT)
2pm The Haverford School JV vs. LaSalle JV
High School Girls Schedule at The Agnes Irwin School
8:30am Merion Mercy Academy vs. Notre Dame Academy
10am The Agnes Irwin School vs. Germantown Friends
11:30am Harriton vs. Boyertown
1pm The Baldwin School vs. Wissahickon
2:30pm Gwynedd Mercy Academy vs. Central Bucks South
Haverford School Head Coach, John Nostrant, a cancer survivor, remarks “The Haverford School is an all-boys school with a strong commitment to service and leadership which fits well with the mission of the event to support those affected by men’s cancers. We like to focus on awareness and early detection. By educating the whole family, including sisters and wives and moms (who can also get colorectal cancer), we improve the chance of catching these diseases early.”
Please visit www.checkingforcancer.org to learn more about this charity event and to and make a donation to help us make a difference.
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