April 16, 2014

Women’s Soccer Takes Part in Successful Charity Event

BALTIMORE – The UMBC women's soccer team traveled to Howard High School in Columbia, Md. over the weekend to take part in its first Headers For Hope event on Saturday, April 12. The Retrievers joined four local universities in the women's soccer showcase that helped to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

"I am thankful to Louise Waxler for inviting UMBC to such a wonderful charitable event," head coach Leslie Wray said. "Her dedication to women's soccer and her passion for making a difference in the lives of young adult cancer patients is inspirational. We look forward to participating in Headers For Hope annually and hope that through our efforts, we can make a difference."

Saturday's event, which featured Navy, West Point, George Mason, Loyola and UMBC, helped to raise between 15 and 18 thousand dollars for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

Headers For Hope was established in honor of every individual who has been diagnosed with cancer; every family member who has held the hand of their loved one being treated for cancer; and all friends acting as a support system to someone who has been told the news they have cancer. The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, as they fight cancer and embrace survivorship.