April 3, 2011

Women's Lacrosse Joins Goal For The Cure In Fight Against Juvenile Diabetes

HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac women's lacrosse team has joined efforts with Diagnostic Radiation Institute of Kansas City in the fight against juvenile diabetes with its involvement in the Goal For The Cure program. As part of Quinnipiac's Positive Play program, the Bobcats will raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

"The team is really excited to be able to join with Diagnostic Radiation Institute to help fund the great work that JDRF is doing," head coach Danie Caro said. "Freshman Meredith Donaldson and her family proposed the partnership, and it's been a win-win for everyone. We're just happy to be part of the campaign and we'll try to keep scoring to benefit the Goal For The Cure as the season continues."

The Diagnostic Radiation Institute of Kansas City has agreed to pledge a certain amount to JDRF based on the team's final goal total at season's end. Each member of the Quinnipiac women's lacrosse team has pledged to give either a flat fee donation or a donation based on individual goals scored. The athletes hope to find two additional donors per person to further help the cause.

Quinnipiac, which is coming off a 14-5 victory over Northeast Conference opponent Sacred Heart on Friday, Apr. 1, returns to action on Sunday, Apr. 3 when it faces Denver at 11 a.m.