FAIRFIELD, CONN. (May 28, 2014)—Last Wednesday, Sacred Heart Softball Co-Head Coaches Elizabeth Luckie and Pam London, along with players Kate Nadler (Southbury, Conn.) and Kiera Sullivan (Woodbury, Conn.) presented the CT Challenge Cancer Survivorship Center with a check for $1,750. In the weeks leading up to the doubleheader, the Pioneers collected pledges from family, friends and members of the community that were multiplied by the team's 10 hits against the Bryant University Bulldogs on April 12.
"I'm so honored to be part of such a wonderful center as well as amazing people who continually help cancer survivors," said Luckie, a breast cancer survivor. "The CT Challenge Center provides an opportunity for cancer survivors to be in a healthy and peaceful environment."
In October of 2012, CT Challenge, currently celebrating its 10-year anniversary, opened the Center for Survivorship in Fairfield, Conn. The center is the first in the nation. A standalone survivorship center offering evidence-based programs designed to help empower cancer survivors to live healthier lives and a facility where they are conducting research to advance the field of survivorship and improve care for the population of 13 million cancer survivors.
"Being able to tour and view the beautiful facility that CT Challenge has for these patients and survivors makes our team proud to be a part of it," Nadler said after presenting the team's donation.
On July 26, the entire Sacred Heart Athletic Department will continue to support CT Challenge by participating in the CTC Ride, a bike ride to benefit the survivorship center.
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For more information about CT Challenge please visit its website www.CTChallenge.org.