Soccer Players Join in Fight Against Cancer

Players volunteered through the evening and early morning

May 7, 2013

RUSTON - Freshman midfielder Keely Davis and other Louisiana Tech soccer players joined up with Lincoln Parish once again in the fight against cancer this past Friday as they participated in fundraising efforts for Relay for Life.

From 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., the players worked hourly shifts at the Ruston High School football field as hundreds of other area residents raised money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.

"Relay for Life has been such a wonderful experience," said Davis. "Participating in this event puts things into perspective. You realize how small your own problems are, but how big of a role you can play in positively impacting the lives of others. For me, it was amazing to see how gratifying it is to give back and volunteer time and effort to such a great cause.

"We as a team were so happy to be a part of this wonderful event, and we look forward to participating again next year."

At the football field, they manned a booth where they sold coffee and had sumo suit activities. The team raised about $200 to add to the funds they already raised during their annual spring soccerfest and their Easter egg hunt event.

"Once again, I am very proud of our program," added head coach Kevin Sherry. "Keely Davis needs particular praise and thanks for organizing the soccer team to help this great cause."

Various other groups sold snacks and sweets to raise money, while others made the trek around the track circling the football field, all to raise awareness.

All funds raised during the Relay for Life will go toward cancer research, advocacy and services and programs that give back to individuals in the local community.

In Louisiana there is an estimated 24,903 new cases of cancer that will be diagnosed in 2013. Across the country, the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that more than 1,500 people die of cancer each day.



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