Dribble for the Cure is a powerful example of how a simple sports activity and sports experience like dribbling a basketball can help thousands of children and their families.
Huntington, NY (PRWEB) September 13, 2012
Sportsideo announced today that it's video team will cover St. John’s University Dribble for the Cure Event on Saturday, September 22nd from 10AM to 1PM. The Red Storm Basketball programs are joining forces with supporters in this event where everyone dribbles a basketball for the benefit of the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF). Last year’s inaugural Dribble for the Cure Event raised a one day total of $21,000 to support Dr. Mitchell S. Cairo at the PCRF Laboratory at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at New York Medical College.
“Sportsideo is proud and excited to create a video of the Dribble for the Cure Event with the St. John’s Basketball Teams for the benefit of the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation”, said Steve Vesce, Managing Director of Sportsideo. “Sportsideo is committed to sharing the positive impact of sports experiences on people's lives. St. John's Dribble for the Cure Event is a powerful example of how a simple sports activity and sports experience like dribbling a basketball can help thousands of children and their families benefit from Dr. Cairo’s research," Vesce concluded.
“St. John’s Basketball is proud to be associated with the Dribble for the Cure event on St John's campus. This is a special day that will both raise funds for cancer research and create greater awareness for the importance of developing a cure for pediatric cancer.” said head men’s basketball coach Steve Lavin. “I personally encourage our fans to come join our student-athletes and staff as we collectively support this important cause. It’s going to be a memorable day of service for the community at St. John’s.”
Companies, individuals, schools, clubs, teams and other organizations can become involved by starting a "Dribble for the Cure Team" to participate in and fundraise for the event. Additionally, PCRF is looking for companies or individuals interested in providing sponsorship or endorsement. Those interested should contact Rosanna Capalbo at rcapalbo(at)pcrf-kids(dot)org for more information.
Click here to Register, and then grab your sneakers, and bring your basketball on Saturday September 22nd at 10AM to Carnesecca Arena on the St. John’s Campus. Join Coach Steve Lavin, Coach Joe Tartamella, Coach Lou Carnesecca, Coach Jack Kaiser, New York Knick Alum John Starks, the St. John’s Basketball Teams and a number of Pro Athletes to dribble your basketball through an approximately 30-minute course winding through the St. John's campus beginning and ending at Carnesecca Arena. Participants will be given the opportunity to meet and get autographs and photographs with their favorite players and coaches and Sportsideo’s video crew will be there to capture all the action.
About the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF)
PCRF is an independent, nonprofit organization that was established in 1982 to improve the care, quality of life and survival rate of children with malignant diseases. Since 1982, PCRF's dedicated volunteers have raised almost $30 million for pediatric cancer research. All funds raised from the St. John's Dribble for the Cure event will go directly to support the vital research of Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D. and the PCRF Research Laboratory at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at New York Medical College in the fight against pediatric cancer and other lethal blood disorders. A dedicated group of volunteers who include business and community leaders, parents of oncology patients and others donate their time and talents to ensure that over 80 percent of funds raised go directly to pediatric cancer research.
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