The Lois Wells Memorial Kicks for Cancer event returns to Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) on September 24! Year after year, KICKS brings the community together to support local high school soccer teams and raise funds to advance women’s cancer research. Since 2007, Kicks for Cancer has raised over $665,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of CCHS Coach Steve Wells’ mother Lois. The soccer games start early in the day and stretch into the evening—with players taking to the fields wearing jerseys with the name of a loved one who has battled cancer displayed on their backs. Field Hockey and Volleyball teams will also compete in their pink and teal throughout the morning. Tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the event. Food will be available throughout the day (cash only). The game schedule is available at https://www.kicksforcancer1.org under “Kicks Weekend”.
Click to listen to podcast – Ray Pavlik and Trish Siefer talk about how Kicks for Cancer Weekend got started, how it evolved and what is happening throughout the Weekend.
The Mighty Moose 5k is part of Kicks for Cancer weekend and all funds raised by Mighty Moose and Kicks for Cancer support the same important cause! The donations support the work of Dr. Kevin Elias of the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Elias and his research team are on the forefront of ovarian cancer research and have developed a groundbreaking new blood test for early detection and diagnosis of the disease, which can save the lives of thousands of women every year.
The $500,000 we raise this year will enable Dr. Elias’s laboratory to expand their staff and significantly increase the numbers of samples processed in the MiDe study. This level of funding will also enable Dr. Elias to use archival (previously collected) samples to start validating the test in women without known risk factors for ovarian cancer, which is a key step in saving many thousands of lives every year.
Please register and join us on Sunday, September 25!! We are blessed to have such an incredibly generous and supportive Mighty Moose community, and we are grateful for your continued support.