Men's Ice Hockey Team Raises Over $12,000 For Cancer Research

March 19, 2008

Fairfield, CT - Over the past month, the Sacred Heart men's ice hockey team has raised $12,348 in support of the St. Baldrick's Foundation campaign for childhood cancer research. The campaign culminated on Thursday March 13th when the entire team had their heads shaved bald as a sign of solidarity.

The team is part of a collective group named TeamBrent, in honor of Brent McCreesh, a five year old Southport boy diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma in September 2004. TeamBrent was formed to raise awareness and funds to fight all childhood cancers with a focus on neuroblastoma. Since its inception in March of 2005, TeamBrent has raised over 1.5 million dollars to fight childhood cancers, and Brent is cancer-free.

Donations are still being accepted and can be made securely online and an e-mail confirmation will be sent by St. Baldrick's acknowledging the donation. To make a contribution on behalf of a Pioneer, go to www.stbaldricks.org.

Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children and in 1999, the St. Baldrick's Foundation was established to create awareness about the devastating effects of this disease and the need for more research in this area. Each year around St. Patrick's Day, fundraising events are held around the world and each participant has their head shaved as a sign of solidarity with the children who typically lose their hair from chemotherapy. Since its founding, St. Baldrick's has raised more than $33 million.

For additional information, please visit www.stbaldricks.org or call the Sacred Heart Hockey office at 203-876-2480.