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BYU Participates in the Salt Lake City CureSearch for Children's Cancer Walk

On Saturday, September 24 Brigham Young University’s Men’s Lacrosse Team joined with local leaders and community members for the third consecutive year as a part of the Salt Lake City CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Walk. The fundraising event at Sugar House Park in Salt Lake City supports life-saving children’s cancer research. The day included music, food and fun activities with the aim of honorably celebrating children from the region affected by cancer. BYU Men’s Lacrosse is proud to have raised more than $25,000 for CureSearch during the past three years.

BYU Men's Lacrosse at the 2016 CureSearch Walk
BYU Men’s Lacrosse at the 2016 CureSearch Walk
BYU Lacrosse player, Harrison Wardle, formed Team Madeleine/Team Claire with David and Mary Driggs of Salt Lake City in support of their daughter, Claire, and Madeleine Martineau who resides in London. Both young women are currently in treatment for leukemia. Harrison became acquainted with Madeleine Martineau while serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Elder Wardle and his companion, Elder Tyman Weiler, son of Utah State Senator Todd Weiler, were able to connect the two young women, living on different sides of the Atlantic, as part of a pilot program for LDS missionaries to use digital devices and social media platforms. “I am grateful that my mom is a cancer survivor and I just wanted to do something to show support for Claire and Madeleine. BYU Lacrosse has a tradition of community service so it seemed like a good fit,” said Harrison Wardle.
BYU Lacrosse Player Andrew Berha with Madeleine Martineau
BYU Lacrosse Player Andrew Berha with Madeleine Martineau
BYU Lacrosse participated as part of Team Madeline /Team Claire, alongside leaders of Brigham Young University, Utah County, and the state of Utah. BYU Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Matt Schneck joined his team as part of the CureSearch walk. Senator Todd Weiler and his family also participated with Team Madeleine/Team Claire.
Although the event has ended, donations and information to support Team Madeleine/Team Claire for the CureSearch Walk can be found here: http://www.curesearchevents.org/goto/madeleineclaire
BYU Lacrosse players commit themselves to serving others in addition to a tradition of excelling on the playing field and in the classroom. For more information about the four time National Champion BYU Men’s Lacrosse “like” BYU Lacrosse on Facebook and follow the team on Twitter
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
For more than 25 years, CureSearch has been a leader in funding children’s cancer research. CureSearch will accelerate the cure for children’s cancer by driving innovation, eliminating research barriers, and solving the field’s most intractable problems.
CureSearch focuses on driving targeted and innovative research with measurable results in an accelerated time frame. To that end, CureSearch supports clinical trials that result from our Acceleration Initiative research projects, as well as those funded through our CureSearch Community Impact Awards (CCIA). All CureSearch supported research is required to report measurable results, milestones and achievements regularly. We evaluate our research rigorously with a focus on the ultimate goal: more cures for more children across more cancer types.

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