Long Island Soccer Players Help Kick Cancer
The program takes place over a ten-day period in October and November. Players ask family, friends and neighbors to sponsor them for ten days. Sponsors contribute a specific amount for each time the player touches the soccer ball. The player’s goal is 200 touches per day, totaling 2,000 touches.
According to Brandon Wilmoth, the Society's National Soccer Manager, "This is a win-win situation for clubs and players. Players will not only benefit from this program by improving their soccer skills, but there are also incentives provided for the players, coaches and club for their participation."
Teams may register at www.soccerkicksforcancer.org. The fall registration deadline is October 10, 2005.
For more information on Soccer Kicks for Cancer and other programs and services available at the Long Island Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, call 631.752.8500, ext. 37.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest private organization concerned solely with funding research towards cures for blood-related cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and improving the quality of life of patients and their families. As a result of ongoing research, overall survival rates for leukemia have tripled in the last 39 years. The Society is dedicated to being one of the top-rated voluntary health agencies in terms of dollars that directly fund the mission: nearly 76% of the society's expenditures are directed to research, patient and community services, advocacy, and education. For more information about leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, or to find one of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 57 chapters, visit www.leukemia-lymphoma.org or call 1-800-955-4572. Or to reach the LI Chapter, call 631.752.8500.