Saint Michael's men's lacrosse to participate in two cancer fundraisers this weekend

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team is slated to be involved in a pair of activities geared toward benefitting cancer research in the next three days, as team members will accept donations during an on-campus event on Friday before competing in a tournament aimed to raise awareness for testicular cancer research on Sunday.

On Friday, Purple Knights will be on hand between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Alliot Hall to sell merchandise and accept donations that will go toward the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer with the best treatment available while developing tomorrow's cures through cutting-edge research. For more information, or to directly make a donation, visit here.

Saint Michael's will head to Sunday's Catamount Classic, hosted by the University of Vermont at Thayer Academy's turf fields in Braintree, Mass., to participate in a tournament that began in 2008 in response to a UVM player's battle with testicular cancer. The event, which will include 18 Division I, II and III teams, has raised close to $130,000 over the past four years for genitourinary cancer and women's cancers research at Dana-Farber. More information about the Catamount Classic can be found here.

"The team is excited about this weekend," said men's lacrosse head coach Brian Kingsbury. "On Sunday we get to kill two birds with one stone: We get to play competitive lacrosse to test our skills against LIU Post and New England College, and we get to help raise funds and awareness for testicular cancer, which affects men starting at 18 years old. Thanks to UVM head coach Ryan Curtis and his wife, Kelly, for putting this on."