SALEM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team took part in the third annual Childhood Cancer 5K on Saturday, September 21.
Founded in 1995, the Childhood Cancer Lifeline was created by a group of parents whose children had childhood cancer. Since the inception, Childhood Cancer Lifeline has heavily relied on volunteers to address the practical and emotional needs of New Hampshire families dealing with pediatric cancer.
The Childhood Cancer Lifeline has provided nearly $500,000 in cash assistance directly to New Hampshire families. Additionally, the non-profit organization provides support, counseling, getaways and family outings for patients and families. This includes but is not limited to: emergency funding, meal vouchers, grocery assistance, gas cards and laptops.
"As a team, we participated in the Childhood Lifeline of New Hampshire's 5K because of the wonderful work the organization does for families all over the state affected by pediatric cancer," said senior defender Jamie DePetris (Randor, Pa.). "The event was a great way to introduce ourselves to the organization, which the team hopes to be more involved with the organization as the year goes on. Running as a team, along with many others, was inspiring and the team enjoyed participating in the event."
UNH women’s lacrosse players raised over 100 dollars in the event.
To find out more about Childhood Cancer Lifeline and how to get involved, please visit ChildhoodCancerLifeline.org. For more information about the UNH women’s lacrosse program and Wildcats in the Community, log on to UNHWildcats.com.