Wellesley Field Hockey to 'Play4TheCure' Saturday at Clark

Teams across the NEWMAC will 'Play4TheCure' on October 5th (Caitlin Gordon '22).
Teams across the NEWMAC will 'Play4TheCure' on October 5th (Caitlin Gordon '22).

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- This Saturday, October 5th, 2019, field hockey teams from across the New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) will join together in a unified fight against breast cancer during the conference's annual Play4TheCure Day. Wellesley will play at Clark at 11:00 AM on a day to spread awareness and honor those who have been affected by cancer.

To support Wellesley's fundraising efforts, visit: https://www.crowdrise.com

Play4TheCure is the sport fundraising program for the National Foundation for Cancer Research which provides funding worldwide to the best scientists to enable cutting edge research that other large cancer organizations can't and won't fund. Play4TheCure inspires athletes and their teams to leverage their passion for sports to "Play4" loved ones affected by cancer and encourages them to actively participate in working to fund cancer research to make a difference.

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides scientists in the lab the funding they need to make game-changing discoveries in cancer treatments, detection, prevention, and ultimately, a cure. NFCR has distinguished itself in the cancer research sector by emphasizing long-term, transformative research often overlooked by other major funding sources. With the help of more than 5.2 million individual donors over the last 45 years, NFCR has delivered more than $360 million in funding to public education and cancer research leading to several important, life-saving discoveries. Learn more about NFCR and Play4TheCure at https://www.nfcr.org/

Wellesley Athletics strives for excellence at the conference, regional, and national levels, while providing opportunities for students to achieve their potential and learn the values of discipline, leadership, critical thinking, and responsibility to oneself and others.