BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins field hockey team will host Swarthmore in the Blue Jays’ annual Play4the Cure game on Friday, October 4. Hopkins and Swarthmore will face-off at 6:00 pm at Homewood Field in Centennial Conference action.
Donations will be collected throughout the game and Johns Hopkins field hockey items will also be available through a raffle. The Blue Jays will don pink jerseys as well as pinks socks to show their support on the field. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game and join in the fight against cancer.
In August, Play4theCure and the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) partnered with the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). The partnership will focus on integrating field hockey teams across the nation into the family of 500+ sports teams that already take part in NFCR’s Play4theCure. Every dollar raised by the Play4theCure sports-based fundraising program will be dedicated to cancer research programs selected by each participating team. Head coach Megan Fraser and the Johns Hopkins field hockey team will be raising money to support the fight against breast and cervical cancers.
Christine K. Reinprecht, coach of the Mystx Field Hockey Club in Feasterville, PA and a current board member of USA Field Hockey, founded Play4theCure in 2006. It began as an annual indoor field hockey tournament to raise money for the fight against breast cancer but has since expanded to include many recreational sports programs, as well as middle school, high school and collegiate teams.
About the National Foundation for Cancer Research
The National Foundation for Cancer Research (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. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside.
Since 1973, NFCR has provided over $320 million in support of discovery-oriented cancer research focused on understanding how and why cells become cancerous, and on public education relating to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. NFCR scientists are discovering cancer's molecular mysteries and translating these discoveries into therapies that hold the hope for curing cancer. NFCR is about Research for a Cure - cures for all types of cancer. For more information, please visit www.NFCR.org.