Wantagh, N.Y. - Members of the NYIT women's lacrosse team headed to Jones Beach State Park Sunday morning to volunteer their time at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, an event held by the American Cancer Society.
"I am very proud of our team for wanting to volunteer for an organization that affects the lives of so many beyond our own families," commented Head Coach Kerri Handras. "My coaching staff and I feel is so important that our student-athletes make time for community service initatives during their time at NYIT."
The team worked registration for the event, checking in groups of walkers who came out to the annual event at the Jones Beach Boardwalk. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk invites members of the community to raise funds for the research in finding a cure for breast cancer as well as creates a support community for all affected by the disease. The walk is noncompetitive, and is done to symbolize no one facing breast cancer alone.
The NYIT women's lacrosse team is slated to open up their inaugural East Coast Conference season on March 4 when they host the District of Columbia Firebirds at President's Stadium.