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Monday March 18, 2013Florida Lacrosse to hold NFCR to "Beat Cancer with a Stick" day on Tuesday

Gainesville, Fla.

The University of Florida lacrosse team has joined hands with the National Foundation for Cancer Research to participate in its annual “Beat Cancer with a Stick” campaign, in which lacrosse teams across the country are invited to participate by committing to donate proceeds from at least one game to NFCR.


“We are excited to participate in ‘Beat Cancer with a Stick’ day and do our part to raise awareness and educate fans on how they can support the research NFCR is doing to help save lives,” Florida head coach Amanda O’Leary said. “We couldn’t pass up an opportunity to help those who are fighting this terrible disease.”


Fans can donate online at


Ribbons will be given to all fans upon entering the gates to wear in support of the cause, and additional ribbons will be available on which fans can write the name of a loved one who has fought cancer. The team will also recognize cancer survivors at halftime.


In addition, the UF Relay for Life will also take part in Tuesday’s game, helping raise awareness for cancer research. The UF Relay for Life is scheduled for this Friday at 6 p.m. at Flavet Field.


For more information on the University of Florida’s involvement with the campaign, please contact Rebecca Snead at For more information on the “Beat Cancer with a Stick” campaign or to participate, please visit


About the National Foundation for Cancer Research


The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a leading cancer research charity dedicated to funding cancer research and public education relating to cancer prevention, earlier diagnosis, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for cancer. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside.


Since 1973, NFCR has provided over $300 million in support of discovery-oriented cancer research focused on understanding how and why cells become cancerous, and on public education relating to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment.  NFCR's scientists are discovering cancer's molecular mysteries and translating these discoveries into therapies that hold the hope for curing cancer. NFCR is about Research for a Cure - cures for all types of cancer.  For more information, please visit


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