Bulldogs Complete First-Ever “Team Up to Fight Cancer” Initiative

Team captains Sophia Merrifield, Julia Mailander and Julia Weiser (photo by Erin Appleman)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The first-ever “Team Up to Fight Cancer” initiative, a cooperative effort of the Yale field hockey, women’s soccer and volleyball teams, has raised over $2,400 in donations in the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The three Bulldogs squads collected donations and sold special “Team Up to Fight Cancer” t-shirts at various Yale athletics contests over the weekend of Oct. 2, with the net proceeds being donated to the Yale Cancer Center.

“The chance to give back to the community through the ‘Team Up to Fight Cancer’ initiative has been very rewarding”, said head volleyball coach Erin Appleman, who organized the event alongside head field hockey coach Pam Stuper and head women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith.

“The amazing support of our fans and the Yale community has shown us that ‘Team Up to the Fight Cancer’ can be a much larger and even more successful event in the future”, added Appleman.

In addition to gathering donations, the teams also attended an informational seminar with Dr. Lyndsay Harris, a breast cancer research specialist from the Yale Cancer Center.

Those who would still like to make a donation to the Yale Cancer Center can click here for more information.

report filed by Drew M. Kingsley, Yale Sports Publicity