Bristol girls’ soccer raises funds, awareness on breast cancer

BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team joined hands with the National Foundation for Cancer Research to participate in its fundraising campaign Play4theCure, in which sports teams across the country donate proceeds from at least one game to NFCR.
The Eagles raised $146 for NFCR during their games versus Missisquoi Valley Union High School this past Saturday in Bristol.
The Play4theCure game was originally scheduled for the previous Wednesday. At school on that Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Eagle soccer players made public announcements over the morning notices about cancer facts to raise awareness and they asked students to attend their Wednesday game and wear pink to show their support. That game was cancelled due to a local tragedy, so the Play4theCure event was moved to the next scheduled match, which was this past Saturday.
During the game, Mount Abe players wore pink sweatbands on their arms and pink tape on their socks. Before introductions an announcement about Play4TC was made and during the game volunteers passed jugs asking for donations and selling 50/50 raffle tickets to raise funds for cancer research.
They also had volunteers distributing free cancer prevention/detection packets and complementary pink Play4theCure wristbands for donations of $1 or more.
“We are excited to participate in Play4theCure and support NFCR’s life-saving research programs,” Eagle Coach Dustin Corrigan said. “Especially during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this is a worthy cause and we are glad to do our part to help fight cancer.
“We’d likely do this again next year.”

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