Girls’ Lacrosse Offers Support in Fighting Cancer

The HEADstrong foundation, a non-profit organization, seeks to improve the quality of life for those affected by cancer. The foundation has teamed up with Campolindo Lacrosse throughout the month of March and has received a total of nearly 250 dollars in donations.

The Campo lacrosse girls’ team has made an effort to promote HEADstrong to people all over campus. According to senior girls’ captain Laurel Hunter, “[The team] all wore green headbands [to games] to show that we stand in solidarity against cancer.” The team aimed to spread positivity in their actions and to inspire others to back the cause as well.

The team also posted numerous donation opportunities on social media. Senior girls’ captain Annie Cimperman explained, “it was a great way to raise awareness on campus, and to let people know that they are a part of a community that is striving to do good”.

Established in 2007, the HEADstrong foundation has already assisted over 20,000 families and raised $23 million.

In addition, HEADstrong has acted in a number of different ways. For example, they annually provide Thanksgiving dinner to patients, families, and staff on the oncology floors at the University of Pennsylvania. In ways both big and small, the program has encouraged and benefited people and communities who are battling cancer.

Sophomore midfielder Carley Hudson said, “It was really motivational to know that we were all playing for a cause…I think that it brought the team together and made us play even better.”