Play4TheCure this Fall - NFCR


Play4TheCure this Fall

Summer is finally here, and that means fall is just around the corner! Because the fall season is the busiest and most productive season for Play4TheCure, we are encouraging teams to register for Play4TheCure now! Play4TheCure relies on partnerships with sports teams in the United States and around the world to raise awareness and funds for world-renowned scientists who lead the fight to prevent, treat, and cure cancer. In 2018, 247 teams partnered with Play4TheCure, raising more than $200,000. Register today to help Play4TheCure reach this year’s ambitious goal of $300,000!

Teams like University of Lynchburg’s women’s lacrosse team are key to helping Play4TheCure and NFCR find a cure for cancer.

Not only does Play4TheCure support cancer research, it also benefits athletic teams and programs by:

  • Instilling in players a sense of teamwork and community
  • Uniting teammates under a single cause
  • Building character in athletes
  • Allowing teams to support and build goodwill in their communities

Play4TheCure is a unique opportunity for athletes and teams to leverage their passion for sports to “Play4” loved ones affected by cancer and encourages them to actively participate in working to fund cancer research to make a difference. When teams “Play 4 The Cure,” 100% of funds are donated to NFCR-funded scientists. With your support, scientists can make game-changing discoveries in cancer treatments, detection, prevention and ultimately, a cure.

Make the decision. Register TODAY. To register, click here.


Play4TheCure is the National Foundation for Cancer Research’s signature peer-to-peer fundraising program. Participants from all over the nation and the globe combine their passion for sports and athletic events with the fight to prevent, treat and cure cancer. Play4TheCure events engage professional, college, high school, middle school, and club teams for various sports, including but not limited to field hockey, softball, lacrosse, baseball, volleyball, swimming, soccer, football, and track.

All funds raised go directly to supporting high-impact cancer research that will ultimately be responsible for preventing and curing cancer


The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides scientists in the lab the funding they need to make game-changing discoveries in cancer treatments, detection, prevention and ultimately, a cure. NFCR has distinguished itself in the cancer research sector by emphasizing long-term, transformative research often overlooked by other major funding sources. With the help of Play4TheCure, sponsors, individual donors, and other programs, NFCR has delivered over $380 million to cancer research leading to many breakthroughs, including prevention strategies, earlier diagnosis and new anti-cancer drugs and therapies.

OUR VISION | We envision a future without the specter of cancer. We will not stop until we find a cure for all types of cancer.

OUR MISSION |  The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) was founded in 1973 to support cancer research and public education relating to the prevention, early 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. NFCR is committed to Research for a Cure – cures for all types of cancer.


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