Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/7/15
From Press Release
The Haverford School, The Agnes Irwin School, and The Shipley School will be hosting the 7th Annual Nike Checking for Cancer Lacrosse Invitational on Saturday, April 11th in suburban Philadelphia. This event has become a sign of spring on the Main Line outside of Philadelphia that the lacrosse community looks forward to every April.
There is always a high level of competition amongst high school boys’ and girls’ games which will be held on fields at the three school campuses located in Haverford and Bryn Mawr, PA. Through the spirit of sportsmanship and competition, the annual Nike Checking for Cancer Invitational benefits cancer programs which help support the brave individuals and families who battle these diseases.
The vision behind Checking for Cancer is to promote awareness and early detection of prostate, colorectal and testicular cancers. Efforts are directed to raise funds for the fight against these predominately men’s cancers. Directors are partnering with local organizations in our efforts to eliminate the harmful effects of cancer from the world around us with various programs targeted to community support, research, education and awareness.
The website for the event is www.checkingforcancer.org.
Here is the schedule for the 2015 Nike Checking for Cancer Invitational (subject to time changes):
Boys’ games at The Haverford School
9am William Penn Charter (PA) vs. Chatham High School (NJ)
11am Episcopal Academy (PA) vs. St. Augustine Prep (NJ)
1pm The Haverford School (PA) vs. Brunswick School (CT)
1pm Salesianum School (DE) vs. Bronxville High School (NY)
3pm The Haverford JV (PA) vs La Salle College High School JV (PA)
Boys’ games at The Shipley School
The Shipley School vs. Oratory Prep (NJ)
Girls’ games at The Agnes Irwin School
8:30am Merion Mercy Academy (PA) vs. Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (PA)
10:30am The Agnes Irwin School (PA) vs. Central Bucks South High School (PA)
12:30pm Harriton High School (PA) vs. North Shore High School (NY)
2:30pm Germantown Friends School (PA) vs. Boyertown Area Senior High School (PA)
Girls’ games at The Shipley School
The Shipley School (PA) vs. Baldwin School (PA)
Wissahickon High School (PA) vs. Lower Merion High School (PA)
CFC has raised over $220,000 in six years. The profits have been donated to cancer research, local cancer support organizations, and local individual families affected by cancer.
These organizations received this year’s donation of $40,000:
• Penn Cancer Center
• Kimmel Cancer Center
• Cuddle My Kids
• Jay Foundation
• Kelly Rooney Foundation
• Bring Hope Home
• Local family support
The 2015 Nike Checking For Cancer fundraising efforts will include the following:
· Suggested donation for Nike 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, The Agnes Irwin School, and The Shipley School.
· Flywheel Fundraiser in Bryn Mawr on 3/22 at 2pm.
· Barre3 Fundraiser in Rosemont, PA on 3/22 at 12:30pm.
The Haverford School Varsity Head Lacrosse Coach and Athletic Director, John Nostrant, is a cancer survivor.
“It’s exciting to see Checking for Cancer happening for the 7th consecutive year,” Nostrant said. “We are very pleased to have The Agnes Irwin School and The Shipley School embrace the focus of awareness and early detection of men’s cancers with us and appreciate their support of the event.
“The Haverford School has a strong commitment to service and leadership, and the lacrosse team shows these attributes every year during the planning and execution of Checking for Cancer. By educating the community, we improve the chance of catching these diseases early.”
Please visit www.checkingforcancer.org to learn more about this charity event and to make a donation to help us make a difference.
Checking for Cancer is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.