By Casey DiBari – 1851 Staff
On October 8, the Lasell College field hockey team participated in the annual Light the Night Walk in Boston Common. Light the Night is a fundraising campaign benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in raising money to find cures for blood cancers.
This is the team’s second time participating in the event.
“Two years ago, as a freshman, I was already getting very involved in helping others and community service work,” said junior forward Courtney Braman. “I knew that we needed to do a service event and saw that this walk was hosted in Boston Common. This would not only support a great cause, but would also be a fun experience for our whole team to take part in.”
Senior midfielder Danielle Hottin has participated in Light the Night since high school and walked for her sixth time this year.
“I think this walk is a great way to not only support those who are battling the disease, but also celebrate the lives lost and those who have survived,” Hottin said.
The team loves the event and are glad to be part of such an important organization. “We decided to participate because the walk is for a great cause that touches the lives of many people.” Hottin said,
Senior midfielder Ashlee Pechulis said, “It’s a great experience. Hundreds of people walk together and you look in front and behind you and see a trail of glow sticks or lanterns. Visually it’s incredible, but it’s even better that it’s for a good cause.”
Before the team left for Boston Common, they played an afternoon game at home against Roger Williams University, losing a close contest, 4-3.
Senior forward Cristina Wilson said, “The team is off to a great start as we are 3-2 in the conference and hoping to make a great run in the GNAC.”