ARLINGTON, Va. – We are excited to announce that Saturday, April 7th, Marymount men's lacrosse will be teaming up with Wade's Army to bring the fight to neuroblastoma when they host Christopher Newport University at Long Bridge Park.
On November 12th, 2011, a brave two year-old boy, Wade DeBruin, lost his battle with the little-known pediatric cancer, neuroblastoma. Little is known about this disease except the heartbreaking number of children and families that are affected each year. Neuroblastoma is the leading pediatric cancer in the United States, and is responsible for nearly 650 cases a year in the United States. Nearly half of these children younger than two year-old Wade.
Wade's Army is a non-profit 501(c)3 founded in 2012 in memory of Wade that continues to be committed to investing in research that drives the creation of innovative treatments for kids with neuroblastoma and directly assist families affected by the wake of their child's fight. To date, Wade's Army has funded four Phase I Clinical trials and aided twelve families battling neuroblastoma. Options like these were not available to Wade when he was undergoing treatment, and Wade's Army is passionate about changing the treatment game for the children like him who are fighting neuroblastoma today, and those that will be diagnosed in the future.
This will be Marymount men's lacrosse's fourth year pairing up with Wade's Army in an effort to fundraise and bring awareness to neuroblastoma. The team's connection with Wade's Army comes through former Saint and defensive captain, Chris McQuilkin ('08) who is a champion for Wade's Army. Marymount will show its stripes wearing Wade's Army shooting shirts during pre-game. A fundraising table will be set up at the south side entrance of Long Bridge Park. All donations go directly to Wade's Army and their efforts to support affected families and fund neuroblastoma research. The Wade's Army shirts will be available for purchase online and the day of the game.
For more information, please visit www.wadesarmy.org