FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EASTON, Mass. - Supported by NCAA Division II field hockey programs around the country, Stonehill sophomore back MacKenzie Greenberg and the Skyhawks' field hockey program raised $3,000 for the Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Fund with its Athletes Crush Cancer 5K run on campus recently.
Inspired by Greenberg, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer as a sophomore at Hopedale High School and continues her battle to this day, Stonehill head coach Susan Ciufo assisted her in organizing the 5K race as a fundraiser along with Athletes Crush Cancer.
The response was overwhelming, not just on the Stonehill campus, but throughout the field hockey community as 18 fellow NCAA Division II programs, including nine of its 14 fellow Northeast-10 Conference teams, made donations and participated in their own way, including running the 5K on their campuses the weekend of the event.
Behind the support of Millersville head coach Shelly Behren's challenge to all field hockey programs in Division II to support Greenberg's 5K, the following programs all contributed in some way: Assumption, Bloomsburg, East Stroudsburg, Franklin Pierce, Lindenwood, LIU Post, Mercy, Mercyhurst, Millersville, New Haven, Pace, Saint Anselm, Saint Michael's, Seton Hill, Slippery Rock, Southern Connecticut State, Southern New Hampshire and West Chester.
Other Stonehill programs that supported the event included: Women's Basketball, Women's Lacrosse, Men's and Women's Soccer, Men's and Women's Cross Country/Track & Field.
"It was such an amazing day for 'Mack,' the coaching staff and team," said Ciufo. "We are just so touched by the amount of people that showed up on campus and the support of the field hockey teams around Division II running their own 5Ks on their campuses. The amount of support by so many means so much."
Individuals can still support the Arms Wide Open Cancer Fund by making a donation here: https://awoccf.org/donate/
Information for this release provided by the athletic communications staff at Stonehill.
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