Men’s lacrosse donates to the Cancer Association
NEWBERRY – The Newberry College men’s lacrosse team raised and donated $ 1,262 to the Spartanburg and Cherokee County Cancer Association in April. They have been working with the Cancer Association for two years and have donated over $ 3,000 since 2020.
The Wolves hosted a cancer awareness game on April 17. Players wore personalized jerseys with the names of loved ones affected by cancer on the back of the jerseys. Before and during the match, the team sold t-shirts to raise funds for the association.
Glaydeane Lee, executive director of the Spartanburg and Cherokee County Cancer Association, said the money will be directly used to purchase gas cards so patients can get to and from treatment. Lee also said the association provides nutritional supplements and counseling to patients and their families. Lee has worked with the Newberry Men’s Lacrosse Team for two years now and they’ve built a solid relationship.
Lee said, “It means the world to us that young people today still think about their community and the difference they can make. It is really important for the diagnosis of cancer. For them to come together and do something to support them is really amazing.
For more information on the Spartanburg and Cherokee County Cancer Association, please visit www.cancerassociation.org.