CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – This coming Sunday, October 2, the MIT women's crew team will participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Pull for a Cure event. Pull for a Cure is a fundraising challenge among local Boston-area crews, dedicated to raising money and awareness to benefit breast cancer research.
In the Pull for a Cure challenge, MIT crew will be joining local crews from Boston College, Clark University and Radcliffe College, among others, in raising awareness and funds to combat this deadly disease.
Pull for a Cure was founded by Dan Aziz, a student at Brown University, in honor of his sister and best friend's mother, both of whom are breast cancer survivors. As part of Pull for Cure, Dan and his crew team members participated in the Head of the Charles Regatta and asked family, friends, fellow students, and loved ones to make donations to their team to support the fight against breast cancer. In less than 6 weeks, Dan and his team raised more than $25,000! Dan donated the funds raised to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Boston, supporting the Society's breast cancer research and programs.