“Cannons Fighting Cancer” mobilized the lacrosse community to recognize inspirational
individuals and raise funds for organizations instrumental in the fight against cancer

Boston, MA – The Boston Cannons raised more than $120,000 to benefit cancer research during the team’s inaugural “Cannons Fighting Cancer” initiative on June 23 at Harvard Stadium. Uniting the lacrosse, medical and research communities, Cannons Fighting Cancer partnered with The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) and its Play4theCureTM platform as the primary beneficiary for this special game night.

The goal of Cannons Fighting Cancer was to bring the lacrosse community together to raise funds and awareness for philanthropic and research organizations that are focused on finding a cure for cancer and providing services, support and care for individuals and families who are impacted by the disease. The Cannons honored members of the Greater Boston medical, science, philanthropic, survivor and lacrosse communities for their continuous efforts in the fight against cancer.

“This was a special night for our organization, our fans and the greater lacrosse community to step up and make a difference in the fight against cancer,” said President of the Boston Cannons, Ian Frenette. “It was inspiring to hear the stories of all our honorees and recognize them on the field. The National Foundation for Cancer Research is a remarkable beneficiary and all of the funds raised through Cannons Fighting Cancer will go directly toward researching a cure.”

Members of the New England lacrosse community helped to raise funds for Cannons Fighting Cancer through NFCR’s Play4theCureTM initiative. Donations can still be made to Cannons Fighting Cancer and NFCR at https://www.crowdrise.com/boston-cannons. For more information about Cannons Fighting Cancer, please visit https://www.bostoncannons.com/cannons-fighting-cancer.


About the Boston Cannons
The Boston Cannons are one of the founding franchises of Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league. They began play in June 2001 and won their first MLL Championship on August 28, 2011. For their 16th season, the Cannons will host seven home games back at Harvard Stadium under the leadership of new Head Coach, Sean Quirk. With nine teams competing in 2016, each team will have an additional bye week, and will also play two games over a four-day span once during the season. For more information, call the front office at 617-746-9933 or visit BostonCannons.com.

About NFCR
For more than 43 years, the National Foundation for Cancer Research has focused attention on areas of cancer research that show promise but would otherwise go unfunded. We provide critical seed-funding in high risk, high reward areas of research allowing promising work from committed scientists the chance to succeed. Often the outcome is development of a proof of concept, making it more likely that public and private underwriters will then be more willing to carry that work to the point where it can have an impact in patient outcomes. http://nfcr.org/about/research/

Media Contact
Rachel Murphy, Boston Cannons: 603-988-2861, rmurphy@bostoncannons.com
Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications: 781-439-7140, kflight@elevatecom.com
NFCR: 301-654-1250 ask for Play4theCure, info@nfcr.org
Keith Spiro, KeithSpiroMedia: 617-249-4380, Keith@KeithSpiroMedia.com