Natick, MA, May 23, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Bishop Guertin and Londonderry High School will wear teal uniforms for their Lacrosse Game at Stellos Stadium on May 27th to support ovarian cancer awareness.
Student Molly McGaffigan of Bishop Guertin High School was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 15. Now, two years later, Molly has turned her own experience into a mission to spread awareness. Since her diagnosis, Molly had worked with Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer, a national ovarian cancer organization, to let women of all ages know the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. Her support of the organization and her dedication to spreading awareness earned her the Awareness Award at the organization’s 2009 gala.
Through Molly’s inspiration, her high school lacrosse team from Bishop Guertin has become active in supporting the cause, as well. Her team along with the lacrosse team from Londonderry High School has purchased teal and white uniforms to wear in their upcoming game at Stellos Stadium on May 27th, in Nashua, NH. This is the second annual lacrosse game in support of Ovations and ovarian cancer awareness.
“Ovarian cancer does not discriminate,” says Lisa Collamore Tocci, Director of Operations for Ovations, “and it is admirable of these young women to come together to raise awareness of this insidious disease.”
“We have a special young lady playing for Bishop Guertin High School who has successfully conquered ovarian cancer and has made us aware of the magnitude of this disease," according to Tony Johnson, Athletic Director at Bishop Guertin High School, Nashua, NH. Molly McGaffigan, a three sport athlete, used her strong will and competitive sprit to battle the disease and win the war against ovarian cancer. "We are very proud of her and equally impressed with her commitment to educate young ladies about the ovarian cancer.”
Molly McGaffigan will be joining her teammates on the field of Stellos Stadium at 4pm on May 27th, located at 7 Riverside Dr., Nashua, NH.
About Ovations for the Cure:
Ovations for the Cure, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the relentless pursuit of a cure for ovarian cancer in three critical ways. First, by providing critical funding of new and ongoing ovarian cancer research and treatment initiatives. Second, by actively increasing the awareness of the subtle signs and symptoms of this silent disease. Third, by giving hope, education and comfort to those currently battling ovarian cancer through its patient programs. The organization was founded in 2006 by nine-year ovarian cancer survivor Patricia Franchi Flaherty, who also lost her mother to the disease. Patty decided to dedicate her life to raising awareness of the risk factors and subtle warning signs of this often overlooked women’s cancer so no other women would have to endure what she did. For more information about Ovations, please visit www.ovationsforthecure.org.