Middlebury

Field Hockey Team "Plays For The Cure"

October 17, 2011

The Middlebury field hockey team was part of a league-wide effort on October 15th, called “NESCAC Play for the Cure”. All 11 NESCAC schools participated with an effort to raise awareness of breast cancer as it touches our lives and the lives of those around us.  

Through this annual event in NESCAC field hockey, the young women on each of the teams becomes increasingly aware of the risks that breast cancer victims face, including loss of life.  Each young woman has an opportunity to become more aware of the preventative measures to take in one's effort minimize the negative impact breast cancer can have on each of our lives.

This year, Middlebury celebrated the lives of three breast cancer survivors – mothers of three seniors:  Anne Jackson, Kathy Clarke and Judy Shaw.  

Each team around the league wore NESCAC pink shirts during warm-ups to demonstrate their understanding and support of the initiative. The game ball for the initial pass-off was also pink in support of the event.  Fifty tee-shirts were also sold overall during the game with proceeds going to breast cancer research.