Men's lacrosse raises money, awareness for Vs. Cancer program

Men's lacrosse raises money, awareness for Vs. Cancer program

The Hamilton College and Utica College men's lacrosse teams celebrated their efforts in raising awareness and funds for local children with cancer before the game at Utica on Monday, March 11.

The Continentals have joined forces with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's Vs. Cancer program and have collected more than $3,000 to date. In partnership with Vs. Cancer, Hamilton men's lacrosse has selected the pediatric oncology unit at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse to receive a portion of the funds they raise.

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Vs. Cancer was started by pediatric brain cancer survivor and former collegiate baseball player Chase Jones. The program empowers any sports team, athlete or community to help kids with cancer. As a signature fundraising campaign of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, Vs. Cancer proceeds help fund child life programs in local hospitals and groundbreaking research to cure pediatric brain tumors, the deadliest childhood cancer. More children die from cancer in the United States than any other disease.

About the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

As the world's leading nonprofit dedicated to children and teens with brain tumors, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's mission is to care for families along their journey, cure all childhood brain tumors, and help survivors and families thrive. In 2016 the Vs. Cancer Foundation merged with the PBTF and now is a signature fundraising campaign of the nonprofit. Since 1991, the PBTF has funded more than $30 million in research to increase survivorship, improve quality of life and ultimately eliminate pediatric brain tumors. We also provide emotional support, information, resource referrals and other free services to families including emergency financial assistance, peer support and college and vocational scholarships. In addition to Vs. Cancer, the PBTF hosts Ride for Kids and Starry Night. Call 800-253-6530 or visit www.curethekids.org/mission to join us in our mission to Care. Cure. Thrive.