Adelphi University Women’s Lacrosse team, along with popular lacrosse shaft manufacturer Epoch Lacrosse, seeks to raise awareness about breast cancer.
Visit www.LivePlayBe.com to see more images and to read three unique stories on how breast cancer has affected members of the Adelphi Women’s Lacrosse team.
According to the Breast Cancer Organization, about 1 in 8 U.S. women (just under 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime . While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.
An effort to raise awareness of the disease is the goal of Adelphi University’s annual Women’s Lacrosse Breast Cancer Game taking place April 13, 2013, at Motamed Field in Garden City (1:00PM), against Saint Anselm College (Manchester, NH). The effort urges lacrosse players and fans to get involved in raising awareness – both with game attendance and the power of their voices.
Rob Grella, Adelphi Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach, reached out to former Adelphi teammate and Epoch Lacrosse Owner, James Miceli, to get involved. Excited for the opportunity to raise awareness, in his home town of Long Island, he was all for supporting the cause and his alma mater Adelphi University. With a firm business model of not distributing direct, Epoch Lacrosse turned to well known Long Island lacrosse retailer Olympic Den who were quick to jump on board. Charlie Kola, Olypmic Den Owner, says “we are more then pleased to partner with Epoch Lacrosse to support the girls at Adelphi University and every other woman for that matter”.
The Lady Panthers will be playing with donated custom Epoch Dragonfly shafts, compliments of Epoch Lacrosse and Olympic Den. The shafts are made from the highest quality materials and designed specifically for the women’s game. The concept behind the shaft’s graphics entailed utilizing the negative space technique that focuses on using the empty spaces around the main subject image, in this case the pink breast cancer ribbon incorporated into the school name.
Please visit Epoch’s blog at www.LivePlayBe.com to read three unique stories by Adelphi Lacrosse players and that celebrate the women in their lives that have fought breast cancer.