LAX for the Cure Raises $235,000 for the Fight Against Breast Cancer
More than 5,000 young women from across the country participated in this year’s Lax for the Cure, a young women’s lacrosse tournament, to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This year’s tournament, held on June 22 to June 24, 2018 in New Egypt, NJ, raised $235,000 for the two state Affiliates of Susan G. Komen.
“We are so grateful to all of the players, parents, donors and supporters of Lax for the Cure, as well as event directors Jessica, Charlie and their team,” said Suzanne Corson, executive director of Komen Central and South Jersey (Komen CSNJ). “Their passion and dedication to our mission is incredibly inspiring.”
Teams across the country participate in the Lax for the Cure tournament every year. This event provides young women with a competitive lacrosse tournament experience that connects them with other players, coaches and college recruiters, and provides opportunities to give back to their communities.
Thanks to the support and fundraising dollars for this event, Susan G. Komen’s Central & South Jersey and North Jersey affiliates will be able to fund grants at local non-profits that offer breast health education, screenings and mammograms, financial assistance and more to women and men in local communities.
To learn more about this fundraising initiative, please visit www.laxforthecure.com