"Bippy's Pack" Participates in "Beat Cancer with a Bat" Sunday

"Bippy's Pack" Participates in "Beat Cancer with a Bat" Sunday

Fairfield, Conn. (April 21st, 2013)- Sacred Heart University women's softball team joins the National Foundation for Cancer Research to participate in NFCR's "Beat Cancer with a Bat" fundraiser, an annual event in which college and high school softball teams across the United States are invited to contribute to NFCR's cancer research campaign by pledging to donate proceeds from at least one game to NFCR.

Sacred Heart University is donating all the proceeds from their game against Boston University on April 21st, 2013 to NFCR. They have a fundraising goal of $1,000.

"We started doing the fundraising games for NFCR when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in December of 2008. I will be in remission four years in May. I'm very humbled that the team continues to be involved with this every year, " said Elizabeth Luckie, one of the Sacred Heart head softball coaches.

The softball team will be leading the fundraiser in honor of their coach, Elizabeth Bippy Luckie. The team made shirts recognizing Luckie reading, "Bippy's Pack" which will be worn during the fundraising game.

"The shirts signify the team's support for our coach and for everyone who has ever been affected by breast cancer, " says Taylor Lane, co-caption of the softball team.

During the game, the team will be raising support for Cancer research by taking general donations. They will also be recognizing all local individuals who are fighting, have survived, or lost their lives from breast cancer.

The game will begin at 12:00 p.m. and take place at Pioneer Park.

For more information on Sacred Heart University's involvement with the campaign, please contact Elizabeth Luckie at luckiee@sacredheart.edu. For more information about NFCR's Kick Cancer Team, please visit www.nfcr.org/kickcancerteam.



About the National Foundation for Cancer Reseach

 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 $300 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's 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.