10.31.13 MEN'S LACROSSE: Cavs Help In Raising $17,000 for Breast Cancer Research

Men's Lacrosse, 2013-10-31

(LAKEWOOD, Ohio) – Burning River Lacrosse, Renegade Brands / Sweat X, Wendy’s and The Orlando Baking Company are proud to announce the results of the 4th annual Fall College Lacrosse Showcase to benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at the Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital and Solve Research Institute. This year’s event was held on Sunday, Oct. 13, at Hawken School’s Walton Stadium. The event featured scrimmages between college lacrosse teams from Mercyhurst College, Seton Hill University, Lake Erie College, The College of Wooster, Ohio Wesleyan University, Hiram College, Walsh University, Kenyon College, Washington & Jefferson College, University of Detroit Mercy, St. Vincent College, and Wittenberg University.

The event also featured a guest speaker, former Miss Ohio, Ms. Tiffany Baumann Cantelupe, who shared her story and experience with the event participants and attendees. In July, 2012, Tiffany felt a lump that was unfamiliar. After two weeks of debating, she saw her doctor. Tests revealed she had an aggressive, fast-moving type of cancer that spread to her lymph nodes. She was 35 years old at the time of her diagnosis and had 2 young children. Tiffany received treatment including a year-long chemotherapy treatment program and surgery. She shared that she is now cancer free.    

This year’s event raised $17,000 for the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research and had over 1,400 people in attendance throughout the day. The funds raised will support the foundation’s goal to advance research in breast cancer.

“We really appreciate everyone who came out to support this year’s fund raiser and made this a great day for the Northern Ohio lacrosse community,” stated Woody Calleri, Director. “We are thrilled to have exceeded our budget and attendance goals of $12,500 and 1,000 attendees.”

Event revenues were generated through sponsorships, donations, t-shirt and short sales, ticket sales, and concessions sales. This year’s event marks Burning River Lacrosse’s 4th Fall College Lacrosse Showcase to benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research with a 4 year fundraising total of over $49,000.

“On behalf of the Stefanie Spielman Fund, The Burning River Lacrosse family, the college participants and our program sponsors would like to thank everyone who donated, attended or volunteered their time to help make the event a huge success,” stated Calleri “Building on this year’s success, we have already begun planning for 2014 and look to expand the number of teams participating and the amount raised in support of Breast Cancer Research.”