Dribble For The Cure Returns To St. John's University On September 21, 2019

QUEENS, N.Y. - Aug. 6, 2019 - PRLog -- The 9th annual Dribble for the Cure 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 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 one on site) for the mile long course winding through 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 t-shirt and souvenir bag.

Proceeds raised from this event will be directed to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation in support of the PCRF 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 information, visit bit.ly/2yLLa82.

About Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF)

The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) is a 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 towards the ultimate goal of ending pediatric cancers. For more information, visit www.PCRF-kids.org.

About New York Medical College

Founded in 1860, New York Medical College (NYMC) is one of the oldest and largest health sciences colleges in the country. The College is located in Westchester County, New York, and offers degrees from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, the School of Health Sciences and Practice, the Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC and the Touro College School of Health Sciences' nursing program at NYMC. For more information, visit www.nymc.edu.
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