JHU women's lacrosse team hosts annual play day, 'Stick it to Sarcoma' fundraiser

Proceeds benefit Sarcoma Program at Kimmel Cancer Center

The Johns Hopkins University women's lacrosse team will host the fifth annual Stick it to Sarcoma play day fundraiser on Sunday at Homewood Field.

Hopkins will face Team STX, Louisville, and Lehigh; other participants include Rutgers and Towson. The first game is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

Admission to the event is $1, a minimum suggested contribution. All proceeds from the event benefit the Sarcoma Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Donations can also be made online.

Sarcoma is a rare, malignant tumor of the soft tissues of the body, such as fat, muscles, nerves, and blood and lymph vessels. The Sarcoma Program at Johns Hopkins provides comprehensive care for pediatric and adult patients with soft tissue sarcomas.

The Stick it to Sarcoma Foundation was established by 2012 JHU graduate Rachel Ballatori in honor of her father, Ned, who passed away in December 2011 from a cardiac angiosarcoma. The foundation has raised more than $60,000 for sarcoma research over the past four years and has funded two full research grants.

More information is available at hopkinssports.com