Cambridge, Mass. (October 2) – MIT along with the eight NEWMAC field hockey programs will be participating in the sixth annual Play4TheCure event as part of October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Engineers will be donning their pink warm-up shirts prior to their road game on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Smith College, but will be fundraising throughout the entire month.
Fans are encouraged to wear pink to support this worthy cause while donations can be made online. All proceeds from each of the sites will be donated to the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) and be put toward research in breast cancer and lymphoma.
Tina Reinprecht, a current board member of USA Field Hockey, founded Play4TheCure in 2006. An inaugural indoor benefit tournament for breast cancer research was held and over $11,000 was raised in two years. Beginning in 2013, Play4TheCure teamed up with the NFCR in the fight against cancer.
The NFCR is a leading cancer research charity dedicated to funding cancer research and public education relating to cancer prevention, earlier diagnosis, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for cancer. Since 1973, the NFCR has provided over $350 million in support of discovery-oriented cancer research.
For more information on Play4TheCure visit NFCR.org.