April 27, 2011
Women's Lacrosse Raises Money For Breast Cancer Awareness
HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac women's lacrosse team plans to raise money for breast cancer as part of Quinnipiac's Positive Play Program this coming Friday, Apr. 29, with its participation in the "Fight Like A Girl" breast cancer awareness campaign. Bracelets that read the slogan "Fight Like A Girl" will be sold for $5 at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Turf Field where No.1-seeded Quinnipiac faces No.4-seeded Sacred Heart at 12 p.m.
Senior Stephanie Tuorto (Kings Park, N.Y.) heads the Bobcats' fundraising efforts this coming weekend and is pleased with the team's embracement in the cause.
"The 'Fight Like A Girl' campaign is such a great cause and is so pertinent to my team at this point in the season as we are fighting for our first NEC championship title," said Tuorto. "The 'Fight Like A Girl' campaign embodies a multitude of qualities that our team has exemplified the entire year like sacrifice, perseverance, and determination to name a few. We really hope that our fellow students and Bobcats fans will come out and support us in the fight against breast cancer and in our fight for an NEC title."
"I am excited that my team has chosen to support the 'Fight Like A Girl' campaign," said head coach Danie Caro. "Steph Tuorto has done a lot of work to pull this together and it looks like it will be a huge success."
The team will be selling "Fight Like A Girl" bracelets on Friday at the game and fans can donate money and/or buy raffle tickets for more "Fight Like A Girl" prizes.