ROSEMONT MEN’S SOCCER HOLDS KICKS FOR CANCER EVENT

11/11/2009 10:54

ROSEMONT. – The Rosemont College men’s soccer team in conjunction with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society sponsored a ‘Kicks for Cancer’ campaign this past October. “The Kicks for Cancer event was a great opportunity for our men's soccer team,” said Head Coach Will Nord. “We were able to give back to the community and raise money for a great organization such as The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.”

Players from the Rosemont squad and local youth soccer players took pledges for every touch made they made on a soccer ball in two weeks, including practices and games. The goal was to get 2,000 touches, which they did successfully.

 “Our goal of 2,000 touches over a two week period and raising pledges for the total amount of touches was a great way to raise awareness about cancer and what good The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society does for cancer research,” added Nord. “We don't have an exact figure yet - but it is safe to say that we raised over $4,000.”

The campaign culminated on Friday October 30th when the team invited all participants of the campaign to its home field for fun festivities including skills contests and fun drills. 

“It was a very successful event,” Nord said. “The players and participants had a lot of fun and we raised money for a great cause. I am very happy that our men's team participated in this.”

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. Its mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since the first funding in 1954, LLS has awarded more than $600 million in research funding. You can find our more about the society at http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org.

To learn more about the ‘Kicks for Cancer’ campaign and donate you can visit the men’s soccer homepage on the Rosemont Athletic site at www.rosemont.edu/athletics.  

-RC-

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