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2015 'Crosse Out Cancer! College Lacrosse Showcase For Breast Cancer Research (Schedule)
On October 11, 2015 Burning River Lacrosse is teaming up with the Cleveland Clinic, Hawken School, Renegade Brands (Sweat X Detergent), Wendys, Good Greens, Orlando Baking Company, Unique Marketing/Nathans Hot Dogs and the Ohio Machine to bring you our 6th Annual Breast 'Crosse Out Cancer! college lacrosse showcase (see all sponsors) to benefit the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program at Cleveland Clinic. (View Event Press Release)
This program provides world-class care to patients with breast cancer and is at the forefront of new and emerging clinical, translational and basic cancer research. (See letter from Clinic)
Last years event raised over $19,000 for breast cancer research. In the last 5 years the event has raised approximately $88,000 for breast cancer research.
If you have any questions about the 'Crosse Out Cancer! college lacrosse showcase please feel free to contact Woody Calleri at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-373-5684.
2015 Event Results (View Post Event Press Release) - Raised $19,100!!!
This year’s event had the following results:
2015 3rd to 8th grade Clinics - Taught by Ohio Machine and College team coaches
The event will also feature free clinics for all 3rd to 8th grade players taught by the coaches of:
• The Ohio Machine (MLL) - 9:30 am
• Kenyon College - 12:00 PM
• Lake Erie College - 12:00 PM
• Adrian College - 1:00 PM
• Seton Hill University - 1:00 PM
• University of Indianapolis - 2:15 PM
• The College of Wooster - 2:15 PM
• Walsh University - 3:15 PM
How Can I Volunteer To Help?
If you are interest in donating your time and effort to help ensure a quality event we would love to have you help. We need help with the following:
To volunteer for concessions, ticket taking, parking, set up, tear down go to:
To volunteer to be a ball boy/girl or a team liaison go to:
If you have a very specific question or concern, please contact Ron at Ronblue99@hotmail.com.
We look forward to seeing you at the event.
How Can I Help? (See Our Sponsors)
This year's event goals are to raise $17,500 and sell 1,500 tickets.
There are many ways to help us raise money, run a successful event and / or get the word out to local and national newspaper, television, and radio outlets about the 2015 College Lacrosse Showcase to benefit the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program at Cleveland Clinic. This program provides world-class care to patients with breast cancer and is at the forefront of new and emerging clinical, translational and basic cancer research. You can:
This year’s event will be held on Sunday October 11, 2015 at Hawken School's Walton Stadium, located at 12465 County Line Road, Chesterland.
This year’s ‘Showcase’ features 2 Division 1 teams, 5 Division 2 teams and 7 Division 3 teams. The teams are paired up on the field to show their talents, have some fun and reach out and make a difference in the lives of others in the community. The success of this event is made possible by local and national sponsorships, many parent and coaching volunteers and of course the main attraction – the players. (View list of local players participating)
Division 1 Teams
Division 2 Teams
Division 3 Teams
This year's game game schedule is available (Click Here). The games will start at 10:30 AM and finish at 5:50 PM.
How Can I Purchase Tickets / Attend? (100% Of Ticket Sales Goes To The Charity)
Advanced Purchase (Preseales) tickets ($5) are available until 12 midnight Sunday September 20, 2015. To purchase presale tickets
please email us at email@example.com with the following info:
Day of tickets are available the event at the ticket booth. They can be paid for with either Cash or Check.
Tickets (Presale): ONLY UNTIL September 20th - Adults/Students/youth $5; - Under 2 Free
Tickets (Day of): Adults/Students/youth $10; - Under 2 Free
How Can I Purchase Event Gear?
In addition to ticket sales, we will also be selling specially designed Hoodies and T-shirts. The price list is below:
All proceeds from the clothing sales will be donated to the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program at Cleveland Clinic.
To purchase event gear please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info:
Guest Speaker (Past Years)
2015 - Jerry Rubenstein
Rubenstein's diagnosis came in 2003, when he found a lump. "I was 41," Rubenstein says. "My kids were real little – 12 and 9. I just thought it was this little cyst." Even his doctor thought it was nothing to worry about at first, but tests revealed it was, in fact, cancer.
This doctor called him at home to break the news. Rubenstein, an accountant, went through treatment and surgery, which included a mastectomy. "The tumor was estrogen positive," he recalls, and doctors put him on a five-year course of the drug tamoxifen, essentially the same treatment often used for women.
Despite the shock of the cancer diagnosis, Rubenstein's prognosis looked hopeful. "They told me the odds of recurrence was 100 to one."
As the years went by, he and his wife were hopeful the matter was behind them. Then, nearly 10 years to the day of his original diagnosis, he was told the cancer had come back – this time in his lungs
The last two years have been rugged, with treatments ranging from radiation to various drug therapies. The cancer has since spread to his spleen and lymph nodes, and he has some lesions in two of his vertebrae. "They found a new one in my abdomen, which is very small. We're really hoping this new treatment is working. The last round really knocked me out."Despite setbacks and anxiety of what the next scan might reveal, Rubenstein keeps up his workout regimen and continues to run through his neighborhood, including on the street where he grew up in neighboring Shaker Heights. "The doctors want to keep me physically active as possible."
Today, Rubenstein regularly attends a breast cancer support group at The Gathering Place. He's the only male member of the group with breast cancer but says he finds the its members helpful and supportive. "Unless you've gone through it, you don't quite understand
2014 - Sarah Cawley and Dr. Jame Abraham
• Sarah Cawley is a 33 year old wife and mother of two little girls, who is currently undergoing treatment for Stage Two Breast Cancer at the Cleveland Clinic. As an avid runner and otherwise healthy young mom, the diagnosis came as quite a shock. Never losing hope, she continues to fight and is now dedicated to advocating for Breast Cancer awareness.
• Dr. Jame Abraham, MD, FACP is the Director of the Breast Medical Oncology Program at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute and Co-Director of the Multi-disciplinary Breast Cancer Program. Dr. Abraham earned his medical degree from Calicut Medical College in India and completed his residency at the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine. After his residency, Dr. Abraham went on to complete his Fellowship in Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Abraham’s research interest is focused on developing new approaches for early detection, diagnosis and more effective targeted therapies for breast cancer while understanding long-term side effects such as “chemo brain”. With the support of two Department of Defense grants, he has developed preclinical, clinical and genomic data regarding serious side effects in patients receiving chemotherapy. He currently holds two patents; one for risk stratification of patients with breast cancer and another for novel breast cancer imaging.
Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Abraham was the Professor of Medicine and Section Chief of Hematology Oncology at West Virginia University. He was the first Bonnie Wells Wilson Distinguished Professor and Eminent Scholar in breast cancer research and has been the recipient of several, distinguished awards including: U.S. News Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, 2010-2012, 2010 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine by West Virginia University, 2006 Clinician of the Year, 2009 Award from the President of India, 2007 Outstanding Faculty Award by the Department of Medicine of West Virginia University, and 2007 Volunteer of the Year by American Cancer Society.
2013 - Tiffany Bauman Cantelupe
We had Tiffany Baumann Cantelupe speak. Ms Cantelupe has traveled the world working as a model, actress, and singer. She was born in Medina and is a former Miss Ohio.
In July, 2012, Tiffany felt a lump that was unfamiliar. After 2 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.
2012 & 2011
We had guest speaker Mrs. Ellen Perez. Mrs. Perez, a mother of a BR player, is a triple negative breast cancer survivor diagnosed at age 37. For those not familiar with those terms it is a particularly lethal form of breast cancer that typically strikes young patients. They call triple negative the triple threat due to the fact that they really can't figure it out yet. We were honored to have her share her story with the event participants - 2011 Speech
What Is The Cleveland Clinic’s Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program?
Cleveland Clinic’s Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program offers the highest-quality care for screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, our team tailors treatment plans to the patient’s needs, taking into account the type of cancer, the age of the individual, the degree to which the cancer has spread, and the patient’s general health and desires. Our breast cancer specialists also offer an array of resources that can help patients cope with the demands of breast cancer.
To find out more about the Cleveland Clinic cancer program, please visit my.clevelandclinic.org/cancer/default.aspx
2015 Fundraiser's Goals And How You Can Help
This year's team goals are to raise $17,500 and sell 1,500 tickets.
There are many ways to help us raise money and get the word out to local and national newspaper, television, and radio outlets about the Breast Cancer Research Lacrosse Fundraiser To Benefit The Stefanie Spielman Fund and its efforts to help those struggling with breast cancer and their families during their time of need. You can:
You can make a tax deductible monetary donation (even a few pennies help) to help us reach our goal of raising $17,500 to help those struggling with breast cancer and their families during their time of need. The Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program at Cleveland Clinic is recognized by the IRS as a valid 501(c) (3) organization. Click on the link to donate (TBD)
Once on the page, enter in the amount you would like to donate and then click “Complete Your Gift.” On the next page you can confirm that the amount you would like to donate is correct and select the option “This Gift is in Honor of Someone.” Please fill out the top line, making the donation in honor of Burning River, so that we have an idea of how much we were able to raise.
You can also donate by sending a check made out to Cleveland Clinic to:
Burning River Lacrosse
2154 Arthur Ave, Suite 926
Lakewood, OH 44107
Do you have a family member, friend, or neighbor that knows a local celebrity (sports, news, political, etc) that you could speak to about helping with the event? It could be anything from raffle items, to website/twitter support, to an appearance at the event.
You can put the event information on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn account pages. You can send the event information to family, friends, neighbors. Do you/someone you know belong to an Alumni association that you could forward the information to? Do you/someone you know belong to a local group that might be willing to send the information to its members (Kiwanis, Optimist Club, etc.)
Do you have a family member, friend, neighbor, coworker with contacts at local media outlets? If so would you be willing to contact them about doing a story on the event?
Volunteer (See the box above for how)
You can donate your time. We need people to help with the following: ticket takers, concessions workers, parking, t-shirt/short sales, field preparation, ball boys/girls, etc.
Our goal is to sell 1,500 tickets. Please come see one or all of the games.
2014 Event Results (View 2014 Post Event Press Release) - Raised $19,100!!!
Last year’s event had the following results: