UMass MLax Partners with Vs. Cancer Foundation

AMHERST, Mass. The University of Massachusetts men's lacrosse program and head coach Greg Cannella announced a partnership with the Vs. Cancer Foundation to help raise awareness and donations for the battle against pediatric cancer on Monday afternoon. A station will be set up at the team's annual alumni game, hosted at Garber Field on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 3:00 p.m., where anyone who wishes to donate funding for the battle against cancer or shave his or her head in support and solidarity can do so.

"Our men's lacrosse program is thrilled to have been asked to make our alumni game part of the Vs. Cancer Foundation' s charge," Canella said. "It provides us with an opportunity to help young people with cancer and be part of something that is greater than us all. It has always been a privilege to be part of our men's lacrosse program that privilege is now greater as we represent these young people in their fight to beat cancer."

With the partnership, UMass is joining the Lacrosse Vs. Cancer Campaign, which creates an avenue for programs from across the country to come together with their fan bases to fundraise for the battle against children's cancer. Half of the proceeds raised will benefit national childhood cancer research while the other half will help kids directly through local children's hospitals.

Donations can be made through the UMass Lacrosse page on the Vs. Cancer web site, umass.vs-cancer.org/ while those who wish to help but cannot attend the alumni game or donate through the web site can do so through a check mailed to

UMass Men's Lacrosse
Boyden Building
131 Commonwealth Avenue
Amherst, MA 01003

2013-09-19



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