FLUSHING, N.Y. (Mar. 22, 2014) – On the first official Saturday of the spring season, three members of the LIU Post field hockey team took part in a 5K walk at Citi Field to raise awareness in the fight against colon cancer.
“It was the day after we had done another huge fundraiser,” said Head Field Hockey Coach Raenee Savin (Nesconset, N.Y.). “But for the girls, this was a cause that really hit home.”
The walk was one of several events taking place in Flushing as part of the 2014 New York Colon Cancer Challenge. Representing the Pioneers in the walk were Abi Sawyer (Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England), Heidi Schaffner (West Long Branch, N.J.) and Melissa Quintanilla (Rome, N.Y.). Quintanilla’s mother passed away after a heroic battle with the disease at the beginning of the fall semester.
“The girls wanted to do something to honor Missy’s mom,” Savin stated. “They wanted to do their part to raise funds for colon cancer research and to help find a cure.”
To learn more about the fight to end colorectal cancer, visit www.coloncancerchallenge.org.