May 4, 2011
QUEENS, N.Y. - On March 12, 2011, Joan Leaverton, mother of rising senior Jen Leaverton, lost her battle with breast cancer. In her memory, the St. John's women's soccer team began a school-wide "Score For A Cure" campaign to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research and to aid in the fight against this widespread disease. This indefinite campaign partners the Red Storm women's soccer program with St. John's Student Life and the American Cancer Society.
All year long, the women's soccer team will be accepting donations, both online and in person to the "Score For A Cure" campaign. In addition to donations, the team will also be selling pink t-shirts and red silicone "Believe" bracelets, which will be available at all 2011 home women's soccer games and through the women's soccer office. The women's soccer team will also have tables at select 2011 baseball, softball and lacrosse games.
The pink t-shirts read "Where there is hope, there can be faith, where there is faith, miracles can happen!"
During the 2011 season, the women's soccer team will also be wearing pink shoelaces in their cleats. These laces will also be available through with a donation to the ACS.
The Red Storm informally kicked off its "Score For A Cure" campaign at St. John's sixth-annual Relay For Life, held at Carnesecca Arena on Friday, April 8, 2011. In one night, the team was able to raise $1,692 in t-shirt and bracelet sales, in addition to donations.
To make an immediate donation to the "Score For a Cure" campaign, click here. Every donation helps!
For more information on the sale items and the St. John's "Score for A Cure"
campaign, please contact women's soccer assistant coach Michele Canning