September 30, 2013

Women's Volleyball Participates in Race for the Cure

WARRIORS GIVE A HELPING HAND TO HELP FIGHT BREAST CANCER

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - Members of the Merrimack College women's volleyball program took part in the Race for the Cure event at Joe Moakley Park in South Boston on Sunday.

This even is just one example of many community outreach events that Merrimack student-athletes will take part in during the 2013-14 academic year.

"It is important to us that we give back to the community and people who not only have breast cancer, but cancer in general. It was really good to see us come together as a team and do this on our own without the guidance of our coaching staff", said junior Stephanie Sheehan (Smithtown, N.Y.)

Susan G. Komen Massachusetts sponsored the 5K race which takes runners, walkers and participants on a route where each step raises money to support the fight against breast cancer. 

Up to 75 percent of the net  funds raised locally, stay in the state to support local community health and education programs, according to Komen MA. The other 25 percent funds Komen's national research programs.

The Merrimack College women's volleyball team will hold its annual "Dig Pink" game on Tuesday, Oct. 29 against Stonehill at 7 p.m.

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