Depaul Catholic High School Girls Soccer Team Raises $1,359 For Breast Cancer Research
The DePaul Catholic High School Girls Soccer team raises funds to combat breast cancer
- Newark, NJ (1888PressRelease) October 28, 2011 - The DePaul Catholic High School Girls Soccer team recently showed its support for breast cancer research with a Pink/White "Shoot For A Cure" Game held during October's Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Proceeds from the event - won 2-0 by the Pink team - benefited the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization which supports breast cancer research under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, the Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
The team raised and donated $1,359 for the foundation through gate proceeds, an Ipad II raffle and concession stand sales during the contest which was played under blue skies on DePaul's Wayne, N.J. campus on October 8th.
"We are so grateful these young women are community-minded and took the time and effort to arrange this terrific event and support our Foundation," says CBCF Executive Director Leslye Schulman. "They are the prime examples of socially-responsible youths who make entire communities proud. The strong sense of volunteerism and generosity displayed of the DePaul Girls Soccer Team is exactly what we need to find a cure for breast cancer and we can't thank them enough for their support."
Since its inception in December 2007, CBCF has raised in excess of $2 million through events such as the fashion show, golf outings and more. Fully 100% of its net fundraising proceeds received by the foundation are donated to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan and other national and international cancer research facilities to support the ground-breaking research being conducted under the direction of noted oncologist Dr. Larry Norton.
Dr. Norton's research focuses on the theory of breast cancer "self seeding": the ability of breast cancer cells to move and start new cancers growing, not only in distant organs like the bones and liver (called metastases), but in the breast itself. This behavior is referred to as "self seeding" as it recalls the way weeds take over a garden: not by the growth of each individual weed plant, but by the seeding of new weed plants that grow in a confluent fashion. By this concept, breast cancer is not one mass, but rather a collection of contiguous smaller masses.
This method of growth is indeed true in certain experimental models and research is ongoing to prove that it happens in people as well. It explains many aspects of cancer: rapid growth, disorganization, formation of new blood vessels, need to irradiate a breast after a lumpectomy for cancer and the association of all of the above with distant metastases. If correct, it will provide new targets for the development of drugs to treat and prevent cancer. Since "seeding" is an abnormal process-as opposed to the normal process of mitosis-such drugs may not only be more effective, but less toxic as well. Hence, the concept of self-seeding is not only interesting from the point of view of biology, but also possibly very important in the design of better approaches to cancer management and prevention, as well as in finding a cure.
For additional information on CBCF, please call (973) 471-CBCF (2223), email info ( @ ) curebreastcancerfoundation dot org, or visit www dot curebreastcancerfoundation dot org dot
Cure Breast Cancer Foundation
The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), is a Clifton, N.J. -based not-for-profit 501(c)3 charity devoted to fund breast cancer research on the growth and spreading of breast cancer cells, also known as the theory of self-seeding, at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan and other national and international cancer research facilities under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton. The founder and president is Carly Abramson. Her father, Andrew Abramson, is treasurer. Leslye Schulman is Executive Director. For more information, call (973) 471-CBCF (2223), e-mail info ( @ ) curebreastcancerfoundation dot org or visit www.curebreastcancerfoundation.org.