By Tristan Davis – Features Editor
This past October, the women’s soccer team helped raise money for the Kick for Dana Farber fund, a program that benefits both the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber through soccer. The “Pink Day” home game took place October 17, and featured a squad of Lasers sporting pink jerseys in support of the cause.
The team was able to raise $200 during the game while recording an impressive 4-0 win over St. Joseph’s of Maine. In addition to the event at Taylor Field, the team set up an online account where visitors could donate. The fundraiser hits close to home for Lasers, as Coach Vito LaFrancesca lost his mother to cancer before the cause was started. Methods of fundraising have included t-shirt sales, bake sales, and special events. Collectively, all their programs have raised almost $13,000.
“Our Pink game isn’t just a game, we play for those who have been affected with cancer,” said event organizer Christine Silva. “We hope to be more prepared for the next season in hopes to collect money during the whole month of October to help fight cancer.”
Senior captain Sarah Quintal was proud to have taken part in the event, saying that they “fight for everyone who has fought against cancer.” There are currently 10 teams involved in Kick for Dana Farber, three of which are collegiate soccer teams. Anyone
looking to donate can do so online at danafarber.org until December 14. The grand prize for highest donation is an on-field experience with Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution.