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AIS Co-Hosts 6th Annual Checking for Cancer Charity

AIS Co-Hosts 6th Annual Checking for Cancer Charity

AIS Co-Hosts 6th Annual Checking for Cancer Charity

 Agnes Irwin teams up with Haverford School for lacrosse invitational promoting awareness

            ROSEMONT, Pa. – Joining efforts to raise awareness and support the early detection of men’s cancers, The Agnes Irwin School will be the site of girls’ competitions for The Haverford School’s 6th Annual Checking for Cancer Lacrosse Invitational on Saturday, April 12.  

           The Checking for Cancer (CFC) charity event has raised over $180,000 in the past five years, with all event profits allocated to cancer research. Last year, The Haverford School raised $30,000, distributing the proceeds among the following charities: Cuddle My Kids, Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, Bringing Hope Home and Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.  

           “We are extremely excited to be hosting the girls games for the Checking For Cancer Lacrosse Invitational this year, and to be part of such a wonderful and worthwhile cause,” said Agnes Irwin Athletic Director Sheila Pauley. “Our hope is that while helping to raise awareness of colorectal, prostate and testicular cancer, it will also be a great day of lacrosse action with many of the top teams competing.”

 The 2014 Checking For Cancer fundraising efforts will include the following:

·       Suggested donation for CFC Program booklet and entrance to tournament: $10

·       Corporate, school and personal ads for the CFC program booklet

·       Donations from parents, local businesses and schools

·       Dress-down days at The Haverford School and The Agnes Irwin School

·       CFC Basketball tournament at The Haverford School

·       Flywheel Fundraiser at Flywheel Bryn Mawr

       The CFC Flywheel class will be offered at Flywheel Sports in Bryn Mawr on Sunday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m. A $15 contribution to ride in the 45-minute class will be donated to Checking for Cancer. Interested riders can contact Lisa McBride at lisamcb547@hotmail.com or 610-733-1506 to sign up for the class. Bikes are limited to 47 riders.

The lineup for Saturday, April 12 is currently:

9 a.m.                     Youth Lacrosse Clinic for ages 5-12 at The Haverford School, run by HS high school lacrosse players and free with admission donation                   

High School Boys Schedule at The Haverford School: 

10 a.m.                                     Chatham vs. Salesianum

10 a.m.                                     Salisbury School vs. Penn Charter

12 p.m.                                     Garden City vs. Bronxville

12 p.m.                                     The Haverford School vs. La Costa Canyon

2 p.m.                     St Augustine Prep vs. Brunswick School

2 p.m.                     The Haverford School JV vs. Lasalle JV 

High School Girls Schedule at The Agnes Irwin School: 

8:30 a.m.              Merion Mercy Academy vs. Notre Dame Academy

10 a.m.                                     The Agnes Irwin School vs. Germantown Friends

11:30 a.m.            Harriton vs. Boyertown

1 p.m.                      Baldwin vs. Wissahickon

2:30 p.m.              Gwynedd Mercy Academy vs. Central Bucks South



About The Agnes Irwin School

Founded in 1869, The Agnes Irwin School is an independent all-girls’ college preparatory school in Rosemont, Pa., serving students in PreK through Grade 12. Its mission is to foster the development of each student's highest potential in intellect, character and physical well-being through a rigorous academic education, diverse community, creative arts and competitive athletics. For more information, please visit  www.agnesirwin.org or call 610.525.8400.


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