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Lizards Support Susan G. Komen Foundation By Playing in Pink Jerseys

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 12, 2015 3:07:00 PM

Susan G. Komen Foundation

At the New York Lizards next home game, Paul Rabil, Rob Pannell, Drew Adams and company will show fans that real men wear pink. On June 20, the New York Lizards are joining the movement to raise breast cancer awareness by wearing special edition pink jerseys at their game against the Charlotte Hounds. After the game, these pink, autographed, game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Greater NYC.

Lizards Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer

To raise breast cancer awareness, the Lizards will play in pink jerseys during their game against the Hounds, which begins at 7 pm on June 20 at Shuart Stadium. These custom-designed lacrosse jerseys will be auctioned off to raise money for the the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Greater NYC. The live auction for these one-of-kind, autographed jerseys will begin at 9 am on Monday, June 22. During one game last season, the Lizards players wore pink helmets to raise awareness for breast cancer.

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On June 20, the undefeated Lizards will challenge the Hounds, who are 1-7. Rob Pannell, whose 42 points is tied for first among Major League Lacrosse players, will work to outpace Rochester’s Jordan Wolf. Drew Adams, who has more than 100 saves in eight games, will anchor a Lizards defense that has stifled the competition in eight straight wins.

Susan G. Komen Foundation Raises Breast Cancer Awareness

In 2014, the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Greater NYC awarded $2.1 million in grants to 27 community partners that provide a variety of breast health programs and support services. It also invested $700,000 in research for a cure for breast cancer. The Susan G. Komen Foundation of Greater NYC invests 25 percent of every dollar raised into national breast cancer research. Seventy-five percent of the net money raised goes right back into the community.

Susan G. Komen raises breast cancer awareness while investing in cutting-edge research to find a cure for breast cancer. Susan G. Komen aims to increase access to local breast health screening, treatment, education, outreach and support services for at-risk women, men and families.

In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to defeat breast cancer. This was the beginning of what would become a global movement. With $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names, the race was on for a cure. Today, Susan G. Komen is the largest non-profit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. While raising breast cancer awareness, the Foundation has invested more than $2.6 billion in research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries.

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