On Tuesday April 17th the Joel Barlow High School Lacrosse Varsity and JV teams have dedicated their games to raise funds for Pediatric Cancer Research. The National Cancer Institute says that more than 15,000 people in the US aged 19 and younger are expected to be diagnosed this year. Like any cancer, finding it and starting a treatment plan as soon as possible are the keys to recovery. Because childhood cancers make up less than 1% of all cancers diagnosed, drugmakers dont have incentive to spend money on new drugs and treatments. For this very reason fundraising plays a very important role in raising the money needed for pediatric research. The girls at Barlow would like to do their part and help save lives and end pediatric cancer. All donations and proceeds will go to the National Foundation for Cancer Research. This year we will be playing in honor of Jack Demers. Jack was diagnosed with stage IV Neuroblastoma, a rare pediatric cancer of the nervous system, when he was just two years old. The odds of survival for this diagnosis at the time were very low. Thankfully due to various fundraising efforts from many different organizations Jack was able to get the treatment he needed and I'm thrilled to say he is a 3 time survivor and has been cancer free for 7 years! By donating today you to can help fund research for pediatric cancer so other children can live cancer free like Jack.
JV starts at 5:30
Varsity starts at 7:00