BOSTON – Calling all cheerleaders! Grab your pompoms and register your team for the second annual Cheer for Dana-Farber fundraiser, which supports adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
All New England cheerleading teams, including Pop Warner, middle and high school, and all-star teams, are invited to participate. The fundraiser officially kicks off in August and will conclude on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27. Participating cheer teams will receive online fundraising pages, T-shirts, banners, collection canisters, and posters.
To participate in Cheer for Dana-Farber, cheerleading teams fundraise in their local communities through car washes, bake sales, canister collections, and more. There is no minimum fundraising requirement, but teams are required to register.
All teams that raise $1,000 or more will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize – a chance to perform a cheerleading routine during the pre-game show Dec. 28 at the New England Patriots game against the Buffalo Bills. Each additional $1,000 raised earns teams an additional ticket entered into the drawing. The top five fundraising teams will be invited to a special cheer clinic Saturday, Dec. 20 run by the New England Patriots cheerleaders at the Dana-Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
In 2013, more than 85 teams raised nearly $70,000. To learn more about Cheer for Dana-Farber – including all prizes and official rules – or to register your team, please visit: www.cheerfordanafarber.org.
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is world-renowned for its leadership in adult and pediatric cancer treatment and research. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), it is one of the largest recipients among independent hospitals of NCI and National Institutes of Health grant funding.