Boston Cannons Foundation Raises More Than $80,000 to Benefit Boston Children’s Hospital through Cannons Fighting Cancer Initiative
“Cannons Fighting Cancer” mobilized the lacrosse community to recognize inspirational individuals and raise funds for organizations instrumental in the fight against cancer
BOSTON, MA– The Boston Cannons Foundation officially announced today that they have raised more than $80,000 to benefit cancer research during the second annual “Cannons Fighting Cancer” initiative on June 3 at Harvard Stadium. Cannons Fighting Cancer was created to unite the lacrosse world while bringing the medical community, research institutions and inspiring individuals together who have made an impact in the fight against cancer. Proceeds from the game’s fundraising efforts benefited Boston Children’s Hospital’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
“For Cannons Fighting Cancer, this is the second year of a long-term commitment to unite the lacrosse community to make an impact in the fight against cancer,” said Cannons President Ian Frenette. “We’ve generated more than $200,000 in total in the program’s first two years to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital and other organizations dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. In addition to raising funds and awareness, we have also recognized over twenty-five local organizations or individuals who are making a significant impact in the fight against cancer.”
Cannons Fighting Cancer was kicked off with a pickup lacrosse game at Harvard Stadium prior to the Cannons taking the field. The scrimmage, known as Boston Lacrosse Cares Shootout, was comprised of former college lax players and a handful on current Cannons players and raised over $20,000 for the initiative.
The Boston Cannons Foundation also created an online pledge program that was the main initiative for fundraising efforts. For every goal scored by the Cannons through the first 6 games, fans and supporters pledged to donate “X” amount of dollars per goal.
Following the Cannons game on June 3, attackman Davey Emala and midfielder Kevin Buchanan participated in a target-shooting contest, with each target hit representing a denomination to be donated. They raised $4,500 combined.
Through these combined efforts, the Boston Cannons Foundation raised more than $80,000 for the Boston Children’s Hospital’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Cannons President Ian Frenette was proud to present the check to them on August 23.
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About the Boston Cannons Foundation
The Boston Cannons Foundation is dedicated to benefiting children and families in the New England area by fostering the core attributes of the sport of lacrosse and of the athletes who wear or have worn the Boston Cannons jersey by providing resources and programs focused on improving the health, education and welfare of New England children and families, and by supporting public charities that provide similar resources and programs.
About the Boston Cannons
The Boston Cannons are a Founding Member of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and one of the most recognizable global lacrosse brands. Led by Rob Hale and his ownership team, the Cannons won the 2011 MLL Championship, have eleven playoff appearances and hold a league record with five MLL MVP’s over fifteen seasons. Off the field, the Cannons provide a game day experience second to none and annually top the MLL in attendance and partnership engagement. For more information, call the front office at 617-746-9933 or visit www.bostoncannons.com.
About Boston Children’s Hospital
The top-ranked children’s hospital in the nation and #1 in cancer care, Boston Children’s is the singular organization with the legacy and capacity to beat cancer in children fastest and on a global scale. For 150 years, Boston Children’s Hospital has built its reputation as the world leader in pediatric research. This is why in 1929, Boston Children’s Sidney Farber, Children’s first full time pathologist, could achieve the first remission of leukemia and become the “father” of chemotherapy. Today, we have a vibrant culture of innovation around cancer research and care that has drawn to the Hospital the best scientists and physicians from every research focus and specialty. Children come to us with all types of cancer from all reaches of the globe. Our teams of specialists do not just eliminate the cancer, they heal the whole child, setting up lifetimes of health.