Northwestern and UMass' women's lacrosse teams took the field today to play the first Annual Brain Tumor Awareness College Lax Challenge.
The inspiration was a young girl named Jaclyn who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2005. The Northwestern befriended her on their way to winning the national championship. The relationship continued and I'm happy to say that this event was not a memorial--Jaclyn is far from being healthy but closer than she was two years ago.
Click here to read the ESPN.com feature, "'Friends of Jaclyn' step up to raise funds, awareness."
Here is a link to the "Friends of Jaclyn Foundation."