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Dribble For The Cure Returns to St. John’s University on Saturday, September 21, 2019

Proceeds raised from this event will be directed to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation in support of the NYMC Pediatric Cancer Research Laboratory

Date: August 05, 2019
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
Media Contact:
Jeri B. Wilson, CSPG
Executive Director
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
17932 Sky Park Circle, Suite E
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 859-6312

Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A.
Vice President of Communications and Strategic Initiatives
New York Medical College
(914) 594-4552

Irvine, CA  – The 9th annual Dribble for the Cure, which has raised more than $500,000, will take place Saturday, September 21 on the St. John’s University campus. The Red Storm men’s and women’s basketball teams and the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) will once again join forces in the fight against pediatric cancer.

The Dribble event will kick-off at 10:00 a.m. with a festival featuring the St. John’s cheerleaders and band, games and refreshments. Each participant will bring a basketball (or buy a basketball on site) for the mile-long dribble course winding through the St. John's Queens campus and ending at Carnesecca Arena. Finish line festivities are slated to begin at 12:15 p.m., giving participants a unique opportunity to meet for autographs and pictures with the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Each participant will be asked to collect donations for their “Dribble” and will be eligible for prizes based on the amount of pledge money turned in by the date of the event. In addition, each participant will receive a Dribble for the Cure t-shirt and souvenir bag.

Proceeds raised from this event will be directed to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation in support of the Pediatric Cancer Research Laboratory at New York Medical College. The PCRF Laboratory is directed by Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., also director of the Children and Adolescent Cancer and Blood Diseases Center at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.

“This is an outstanding opportunity to support cutting edge Pediatric Cancer Research at New York Medical College, support children and families with cancer and provide community service,” said Dr. Mitchell Cairo, M.D.

“This special day will raise both funds for pediatric cancer research and create greater awareness of our mission to eliminate childhood cancer through leading edge research.  We are proud to partner with the Red Storm and New York Medical College in this quest,” said PCRF Executive Director, Jeri Wilson.

For more Dribble for the Cure information, please go to http://bit.ly/2yLLa82 or call 1-800-354-7273.

About Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF)

The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) is an independent, nonprofit organization that identifies and invests in leading edge research that demonstrates the best hope for a cure for childhood cancer. Since its founding in 1982, PCRF has raised over $44 million dollars and funded over $34 million towards the ultimate goal of ending pediatric cancers so children and their families can re-focus on the joys of childhood. PCRF has maintained a stable foundation financially including attaining a Platinum rating from GuideStar. Donors can have confidence in PCRF’s ability to fund the best researchers in the world, with the utmost attention to financial efficacy and transparency.

For more information, please visit www.PCRF-kids.org, or contact Executive Director Jeri Wilson at jwilson@pcrf-kids.org.

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