The Garden City Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team will travel to Pennsylvania to participate in the 6Th Annual Checking for Cancer Lacrosse Invitational April 12th. The GCHS Varsity boys team has participated in this event in the past and are honored to be included in such a great event. Please visit www.checkingforcancer.org to learn more about this charity event and to and make a donation to help make a difference. The event will have a program book, please consider showing your support to the team by purchasing an ad in the program book. Details are on the website.
Haverford School will be hosting the 6th
Annual Checking for Cancer Lacrosse Invitational on Saturday, April
The day will feature a full slate of high school varsity boys and
girls games with exciting match ups. New this year— due to the
increased interest in girls’ lacrosse in the area, the event has
been expanded to include The Agnes Irwin School as a host location
for the girls’ games. The boys’ games and two youth games will
be featured at The Haverford School. Aside from great competition,
the primary purpose and motivation behind the formation of CFC is to
promote awareness of prostate, colorectal and testicular cancers.
game lineup is currently:
The Haverford School vs. La Costa Canyon
Salisbury School vs. Penn Charter
Garden City vs. Bronxville
St Augustine Prep vs. Brunswick School
Chatham vs. Salesianum
Merion Mercy Academy vs. Notre Dame Academy
The Agnes Irwin School vs. Germantown Friends
Harriton vs. Boyertown
Baldwin vs. Wissahickon
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 which fits well with the
mission of the event which is supporting 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”.
For Cancer honors John and the many men and families who have faced
their ultimate struggle against cancer. Although it is a male
patient population that we are focusing on, these cancers affect the
whole family as the patient leans on loved ones for support during
treatments. John has exhibited the strength and character to
successfully conquer the cancer battlefield, and looks forward every
year to being able to raise funds to help other families who are in
the midst of their own cancer experiences.
On the business side, 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. In 2013, $30,000 was donated to Cuddle my Kids
(www.cuddlemykids.org), The Kimmel Cancer Center, Bringing Hope Home
(www.bringinghopehome.org) , and The University of Pennsylvania.
event has been successful every year because of our corporate
sponsors, patrons, program book advertisers and admission donations.
We thank everyone in advance for their enthusiastic support and for
their interest in learning more about male cancers. There will be
lots of information available on the day of the event for you to read
and take home. Help us spread the word about early detection! You
could save a life.
We hope to see you on April 12th!
Checking for Cancer is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 Organization