Kicks for Cancer and The Mighty Moose are this weekend in Concord, MA

Many fundraising events are taking place this weekend in Concord, MA to support cancer research. If you have some time, please join!
Below is a brief description of how members of our community are
supporting cancer research.

The 13th Annual Lois Wells Memorial “Kicks for Cancer” event will
be held on Saturday, September 28, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Please join us at CCHS on this exciting and meaningful day in support of women’s
cancer research.

Kicks for Cancer is this Saturday. Started in  20​07, Kicks for Cancer is played annually in support of all families who have been touched by this awful disease. All proceeds from the evening’s game will be
donated in memory of Lois Wells to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute to support women’s cancer research. Teams will wear pink or teal
uniforms to support breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

For the first three years of the event, only one game was played.
Starting in 2010, Kicks for Cancer expanded to 2 games. The
following year the event expanded again, featuring 6 games and now features 10 matches between some of the top high school soccer
teams in Massachusetts. The 2017 Kicks for Cancer event will see 7
recent state champion teams take the field.

“Kicks Weekend” now includes the Pink Dance (the all-school dance on Friday night led by CCHS students), the Saturday Sticks and Kicks for Cancer games (Field Hockey & Soccer), and the Mighty Moose 5K FunRun on Sunday. All three events during “Kicks Weekend” have
one goal – to raise money for ovarian cancer research. Total
donations from “Kicks Weekend” events will go directly to Dr. Kevin Elias’ lab at the Dana Farber Institute. Dr. Elias’ lab is developing a
groundbreaking new blood test for early detection and diagnosis of
ovarian cancer. This is on the forefront of ovarian cancer research
and we are all proud to contribute in support of this work.
Please plan to come out and be a part of Kicks for Cancer 2019!!!

Since it’s inception, Kicks for Cancer has raised $463,347.02 

2018 – $112,556.42
2017 – $62,642.30
2016 – $60,021.00
2015 – $46,940.00
2014 – $44,307.65
2013 – $33,409.01
2012 – $28,989.96
2011 – $28,273.27
2010 – $17,051.00
2009 – $10,124.25
2008 – $11,032.40
2007 – $8,000.00
 
The 2018 Kicks for Cancer raised $112,556.42

Turf 1 – UPPER Turf 2 – UPPER Field
9:30 AM Reading vs. Woburn (Boys) Newton South vs Westford (Boys)
11:45 PM Boston Latin vs Waltham (Boys) Acton-Boxborough vs Cambridge Rindge & Latin
2:00 PM Concord-Carlisle vs LS (Girls) Bedford vs Acton-Boxborough (Girls)
4:15 PM Concord-Carlisle vs LS (Boys) Bedford vs Wayland (Boys)

Lower Field – Stadium
9:00 AM Concord-Carlisle Field Hockey JV vs Lexington JV
10:30 AM Concord-Carlisle Field Hockey Varsity vs Lexington Varsity
12:30 PM Needham vs. Lexington (Boys)
2:45 PM Newton North vs. Brookline (Boys)

UPPER Grass Field
9:00 AM Concord-Carlisle v Lincoln-Sudbury JV Soccer (Girls)
11:15 AM Concord-Carlisle JV Soccer v Lincoln-Sudbury JV Soccer (Boys)
1:30 PM Weston vs Cambridge Rindge & Latin (Girls)
3:45 PM Burlington vs Wakefield (Boys)


Sunday is the Mighty Moose!

The Mighty Moose Fun Run/Walk is held in memory of Jenna Swaim, a loving mother and wife who lost her courageous four year battle
to ovarian cancer on July 3, 2018. She was 43 years old.  The name of the event is inspired by Jenna’s Alaskan roots, love for fun, and
strength! The event is part of the Kicks for Cancer weekend, which is the very successful Dana Farber fundraiser that Ray Pavilk and the
Concord Carlisle High School soccer team started several years ago.  

Together, we will continue Jenna‘s legacy and vision to raise crucial
funding for this cause on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Last year in
our first year, we were able to raise over $63,000 and had over 1,200 race registrants.  This year, our new goal is $150,000! All funds raised will support the ovarian cancer research of Dr. Kevin Elias of
Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.