When the Nazareth College Golden Flyers take on the SUNY-Brockport Golden Eagles in women’s soccer Sept. 11, they’ll call it a Golden Challenge for a Pink Cure. The teams will compete in support of women with breast cancer in treatment at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center’s Comprehensive Breast Care Center. The game will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Nazareth College.
The women and coaches were inspired by the courage and determination of local women’s hockey pioneer Megan MacKenzie, a breast cancer survivor. The teams decided to raise funds for other women and have received support from the Soccer Shack and Nike.
Admission to the game is $5 or $3 for students and children. In addition, athletes will sell commemorative t-shirts for $10.
The Wilmot Comprehensive Breast Care Center is dedicated to screening, diagnosing and treating breast cancers. This model, which is unique in upstate New York, will allow a woman who feels a lump to call for an appointment and have her mammogram taken and read by a breast imaging expert, and then if needed, get a biopsy to confirm a suspicious tumor. All members of the breast care team—surgeons, oncologists, pathologists, and nurses—are on site and available to discuss treatment options if cancer is found.
The Wilmot Cancer Center is the leader in cancer care and research in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region. It has a team of more than 400 doctors, nurses, scientists and support staff dedicated to finding cures.