Women's Basketball Hosts Shoot for the Cure Sunday

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - The Harvard women’s basketball team is participating in a nationwide fundraiser from the National Foundation for Cancer Research entitled “Shoot for the Cure.” The campaign invites basketball teams around the country to participate by committing to donate proceeds from at least one game or special event to NFCR.

Harvard’s game for NFCR will be taking place at 2:00 p.m. Nov. 27, 2011 at Harvard’s Lavietes Pavilion versus Holy Cross University.

To raise funds, the team will be collecting donations for NFCR at the event as well as online here. All proceeds from the “Bounce for Bucks” halftime program will also be donated to NFCR. Participants can enter by purchasing mini basketballs for $1 each, and winners will receive a prize courtesy of Harvard Athletics. Cancer survivors will also be recognized during the game in support of the cause.

All fans wearing pink will be admitted to the game free. Regular admission prices are as follows: $10 in advance or $15 at the gate for adults, $5 for students, and children 12 & under are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at

To learn more about Harvard’s involvement with Shoot for the Cure, please contact Taylor Shea at To learn more about Shoot for the Cure or to participate, please click here or call 1-800-321-CURE.

About the National Foundation for Cancer Research
The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a leading cancer research charity dedicated to funding cancer research and public education relating to cancer prevention, earlier diagnosis, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for cancer. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside.


Since 1973, NFCR has provided over $288 million in support of discovery-oriented cancer research focused on understanding how and why cells become cancerous, and on public education relating to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment.  NFCR’s scientists are discovering cancer’s molecular mysteries and translating these discoveries into therapies that hold the hope for curing cancer. NFCR is about Research for a Cure—cures for all types of cancer.  For more information, please visit