Molloy WLax Makes Strides vs. Breast Cancer

WANTAGH, N.Y. (Oct. 21, 2013) - On Sunday, October 20, the Molloy College women's lacrosse team participated in the American Cancer Society's annual event at Jones Beach (Wantagh, N.Y.), "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer."

"I feel that as women this is important for them to not only walk to raise money to find a cure, but also to see the lives it has touched," commented Molloy Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Tom Campolettano. "I have had two family members suffer from this disease; I am sure that some of the girls have had someone they know as well. I am very proud of the fact that 23 girls took the time to wake up very early on a Sunday to walk for the cure."

This marks the eighth-straight year that the Lions have participated in this walk.

The event, which was created in 1984, has inspired over eight million people to walk, and raised more than $460 million in the fight against breast cancer. The disease is the second-leading cancer found in women in the United States, and results in the second-most cancer deaths amongst women as well. As a result of the Making Strides events, more than four million women have been afforded potentially life-saving screening tests.

To view the American Cancer Society's webpage pertaining to 2013 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, including a running tally of how much money was raised, click here.


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