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Calling all teams!  We want to invite you and your team to be involved in Play4TheCure this year. Any team can participate, whether college, high school, junior high or community league! All you have to do is commit to raising funds for NFCR at one of your games.  Now, when you dedicate your team to hosting a Play4theCure game, your team will receive a FREE Play4theCure kit! The kit contains 50 Play4theCure wristbands to jump-start your fundraiser and an informational fundraising packet to help make your event a success.  Help save lives this season by participating in Play4theCure with your community and teams around the country. With your help, we can get even closer to finding a cure!

Together, we use our passion for sports to raise funds for cancer research, awareness of the importance early detection, and share our knowledge of cancer fighting tips.  To get involved please register a game or tournament NFCR will collaborate with you to organize and promote your event.

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Play4theCure Press Releases

Harrow Sports Joins National Foundation for Cancer Research Play4theCure Team

Play4theCure, the National Foundation for Cancer Research’s sports fundraising campaign, has partnered with sports apparel manufacturer Harrow Sports to empower athletes and coaches and raise money for cancer research.

Harrow Sports has designed a unique Play4theCure t-shirt for the 2014-2015 season and has committed to donate 10 percent of proceeds from shirt sales to the National Foundation for Cancer Research. Additionally, Harrow Sports will be awarding the top Play4TheCure fundraising team of the year with a $250 gift card.

“With Harrow Sports now on the Play4theCure team, we have taken a great leap forward in our efforts to engage the entire field hockey community in support of cancer research,” said Franklin Salisbury Jr., President of National Foundation for Cancer Research. “Just as rival teams are joining together to host Play4theCure fundraisers, our corporate sponsors are uniting to elevate Play4theCure.”

“Harrow is thrilled to partner with NFCR’s Play4theCure to provide additional resources to help raise awareness and motivate the field hockey community to raise funds for cancer research,” said Alli Tanner, Harrow Sports’ Field Hockey Brand Manager. “Play4theCure is an impressive program. The ability for teams to be a part of something bigger than themselves is truly incredible. We are honored to be the newest member of the team and look forward to contributing to the cause.”

“I am thrilled Harrow Sports is joining the Play4theCure Team,” said Christine “Tina” Reinprecht, founder of Play4theCure. “Harrow Sports has a rich tradition of supporting field hockey programs at multiple levels but especially at the grass roots level. It’s no surprise that they recognize Play4theCure’s grassroots participation and are eager to assist our mission to help fund cancer research.”

Reinprecht, coach of the Mystx Field Hockey Club in Feasterville, Penn. and a current board member of USA Field Hockey, founded Play4theCure in 2006. Over the last eight years, Play4theCure has grown into a national program, raising over $1.2 million for cancer research.

About the National Foundation for Cancer Research

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a leading cancer research charity dedicated to funding cancer research and public education relating to cancer prevention, earlier diagnosis, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for cancer. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside.

Since 1973, NFCR has provided over $320 million in support of discovery-oriented cancer research focused on understanding how and why cells become cancerous, and on public education relating to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. NFCR scientists are discovering cancer's molecular mysteries and translating these discoveries into therapies that hold the hope for curing cancer. NFCR is about Research for a Cure - cures for all types of cancer. For more information, please visit http://www.NFCR.org.

NFCR’s Play4theCure Announced as Official Charity of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association

(Bethesda, Md.,August 2014) – The National Foundation for Cancer Research’s Play4theCure has entered into a fundraising partnership with the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).   Going forward, NFCR is an official charity of NFHCA, providing robust resources and a recognized brand that enables NFHCA members to support cancer research, provide cancer prevention education, and early detection information to the public.

The new partnership will focus on integrating field hockey teams across the nation into the family of 500+ sports teams that already take part in NFCR’s Play4theCure.  Every dollar raised by the Play4theCure sports-based fundraising program will be dedicated to cancer research projects selected by each participating team.

“As an official charity of the NFHCA, Play4theCure takes an important step forward as a leader in sports-based fundraising for cancer research,” said NFCR President Franklin Salisbury, Jr.  “We are confident that this partnership will significantly bolster participation in Play4theCure, and also help grow NFHCA’s already impressive membership.”

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is a non-profit organization serving field hockey coaches and supporters of the game from across the United States. The mission of the organization is to stimulate the professional development of coaching leadership within the sport of field hockey. The NFHCA strives to cultivate and recognize the professional contributions of its membership and to foster and promote the growth of the sport.

“The NFHCA is excited to partner with NFCR’s Play4theCure in order to provide our members with the resources they need to motivate their communities to fundraising for cancer research,” said NFHCA President Andy Whitcomb.  “The ability for teams to be a part of the impressive Play4theCure brand goes beyond sports and shows our coaches and their players the power of giving back.  As a result of this partnership, I believe the entire field hockey community will join together and with a unified force make an impact in cancer research.”

Teams participating in Play4theCure receive branded and personalized support for their fundraising games from the National Foundation for Cancer Research.  Teams interested in participating can sign up at http://www.nfcr.org/play-4-cure-registration-form or by contacting NFCR at Play4theCure@nfcr.org

About the National Foundation for Cancer Research

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a leading cancer research charity dedicated to funding cancer research and public education relating to cancer prevention, earlier diagnosis, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for cancer. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside.

Since 1973, NFCR has provided over $320 million in support of discovery-oriented cancer research focused on understanding how and why cells become cancerous, and on public education relating to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment.  NFCR scientists are discovering cancer's molecular mysteries and translating these discoveries into therapies that hold the hope for curing cancer. NFCR is about Research for a Cure - cures for all types of cancer.  For more information, please visit www.NFCR.org.

 

Play4theCure and the National Foundation for Cancer Research Team Up to Fight Cancer

Bethesda, Md. – May 21, 2013 - The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is excited to announce the newest member of its team: Play4theCure.  Play4theCure is dedicated to raising funds in support of cancer research through recreational sports programs, middle schools, high schools and collegiate sporting events nationwide.  Starting today, Play4theCure will join with NFCR, enabling athletes to support NFCR’s efforts in funding cancer research and to provide cancer prevention education, and early detection information to the public.

Play4theCure and the NFCR both recognize that the power of teamwork transcends sport and can empower athletes and their community to give back meaningfully.  Everyone has been touched by cancer’s unbiased hand and everyone can be motivated to join the fight against it.

“Today many young athletes and coaches are motivated to want to make a difference in the fight against cancer,” said Franklin C. Salisbury, Jr., President of NFCR.  “Play4theCure offers teams the opportunity to do what they love, while helping provide much needed resources for cancer research.  We are very excited about working with Play4theCure; Research Cures Cancer and together we will make it happen. ”

Play4theCure was founded in 2006 by Christine K. Reinprecht, coach of the Mystx Field Hockey Club in Feasterville, PA and a current board member of USA Field Hockey.  Play4theCure began as an annual indoor field hockey tournament to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.  Play4theCure has since expanded to include many recreational sports programs, as well as middle school, high school and collegiate teams.  Play4theCure’s Corporate Partner, Longstreth Women’s Sports, will provide free cancer awareness kits, and will include a pink field hockey ball and wristbands to participating field hockey teams interested in raising money for cancer research. 

“I started Play4theCure with the goal to making it possible for every motivated field hockey team in the country to host a fundraiser for cancer research,” said Reinprecht.  “NFCR brings invaluable resources to the table—a national scope and a personalized commitment to make it possible for us to reach this goal. 

Now together with NFCR, Play4theCure will have the opportunity to save lives by emphasizing early detection and prevention, while playing a key role in finding cures for ALL types of cancer.

For teams interested in participating, sign up at http://www.nfcr.org/play-4-cure-registration-form or contact NFCR at Play4theCure@nfcr.org

About the National Foundation for Cancer Research

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a leading cancer research charity dedicated to funding cancer research and public education relating to cancer prevention, earlier diagnosis, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for cancer. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside.

Since 1973, NFCR has provided over $320 million in support of discovery-oriented cancer research focused on understanding how and why cells become cancerous, and on public education relating to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment.  NFCR scientists are discovering cancer's molecular mysteries and translating these discoveries into therapies that hold the hope for curing cancer. NFCR is about Research for a Cure - cures for all types of cancer.  For more information, please visit www.NFCR.org.