Lax for the Cure, what an amazing Tournament!
Not only was I a vendor at Lax for the Cure 2009- to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation in New Egypt, NJ , my daughter was also a player there.
That was the second year that we have participated, along with 3,200 girl lacrosse players.
The first year $50,000 was raised, Last year $180,000 was raised!
I doubt that there is one club or team at this annual tournament that hasn't been touched by breast cancer.
Because of that, the spirit and excitement at the tournament is really unique. Many teams wear pink or incorporate pink into their uniforms.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation has a huge tent with giveaways, ( the girls LOVE that) and raffles. Their main function is education and they have tons of volunteers there to help with that, making everything fun and informative.
I really can't think of a better audience to educate than eleven to eighteen year-old girl athletes. They rely on their bodies to perform, they deal with injuries or see their teammates deal with them. Many of them know about doctors and surgeries. It isn't just "stuff" that happens to other people. So, I think they are open and very impressionable in regard to any information that can keep them free of injury or disease.
It is truly a special weekend and thanks goes out to organisers, Charlie and Jessica Shoulberg, they do a phenomenal job!