continued Though The Haverford School is an all boy’s school, both boy’s and girl’s teams come out for the tourney.
Each year funds raised through the tournament are designated to various groups or organizations focusing on cancer research and helping families battling cancer, like Cuddle My Kids, a foundation started by breast cancer survivor Cathy Gabrielsen. The foundation helps families in cancer treatment who have children between 1 and 8 years old. Nostrant received recognition for his contributions to the cancer community March 1 during the Cuddle My Kids annual awards dinner and reception in Malvern, Penn.
Since starting Checking for Cancer, the response from the lacrosse and cancer communities have been outstanding.
“It’s all been very positive,” Nostrant said. “You learn a lot from the experience and want to give back.”
The 4th Annual Nike Checking For Cancer tournament to raise awareness of prostate, colorectal and testicular cancers will be held April 14 at The Haverford School. For more information, log onto checkingforcancer.org.
Miranda Pennock is a freelance writer for Eagle Newspapers. She resides in Baldwinsville with her husband and two children.