(Fairfield, CT) - Recently, the Sacred Heart University Student Athlete Advisory Committee presented a check for $3,694 to the America Cancer Society thanks to their efforts from a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness held during the national breast cancer awareness month of October.
SAAC led an initiative among SHU’s nearly 800 student athletes in which every Pioneer from all 31 teams purchased pink shoelaces, raising the funds for the donation. Many student athletes can still be found wearing these pink shoelaces around campus, carrying over their goal of raising awareness for breast cancer beyond SHU Athletics’ participation in the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk" in Westport, CT.
“We continue to wear these pink shoelaces to show support for those who have persevered through breast cancer,” said SAAC Co-President Neil McKenney (Men’s Hockey - ’13). “Their battle to find a cure and their fight against breast cancer goes beyond the month of October, and we feel proud that we can show support every day for them by wearing these shoelaces.”
Every year, SAAC sponsors the breast cancer awareness fundraiser in honor of Softball head coach Bippie Luckie and Rowing head coach Nicoleta Mantescu, who both are breast cancer survivors.