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Quinnipiac IceCats Fight Cancer

Last December the Quinnipiac IceCats began an initiative that allowed us to purchase toys and gifts for children in the cancer unit of the Yale-New Haven hospital. We raised money by selling Santa hats at one of our games and then we visited a local toy-store with the needs of these less fortunate children in mind. Some members even got to personally deliver the gifts, an experience that won’t soon be forgotten.

Coming off a run at the NCAA National Championships in Pittsburgh the IceCats have truly grown with the team that we’ve been cheering for- and we don’t plan on stopping here. We want to outdo ourselves with this year’s toy fundraiser and we can’t do that without the help of everyone we know. Although we may not all be Connecticut natives we are lucky enough to call this place our home for most of the year, and for that we couldn’t be more grateful. “IceCats Fight Cancer” is an idea that we hope will serve our community and the children here in the best ways possible.

This season the money we raise will not only go toward purchasing holiday gifts, but a percentage will also benefit the St. Baldricks Foundation- a pediatric cancer charity focused on research. Worldwide a child is diagnosed with cancer every 3 minutes and nationally more children are lost from cancer than every other disease combined. With the help of the St. Baldricks foundation, scientists will receive research grants enabling them to explore cures and preventative medicines, a task that otherwise receives only 4% of cancer research funding from the federal government.

Please join us in fighting childhood cancer. If you are able to make a monetary donation please remember that we appreciate every single penny, and we can promise you that the children of the pediatric cancer unit do too. If you choose to donate we will add you to our mailing list, this way you can see first-hand the good that your donation has done. The money raised with this initiative, unlike some other large organizations, will benefit the organizations 100%- no money is taken out for fundraiser materials or administrative fees. With your help we can put hope in the research that one day might eliminate cancer completely, and we can also put smiles on the faces of those fighting it now.

[IceCats Fight Cancer at YouCaring.com]

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