Every year the field hockey teams throughout Fairfield County at the college, high school and youth levels pick a week in their season to designate as “Play for the Cure” week.
Every team dedicates a game to play for and bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness and to the importance of early screening and detection.
This year the week of Oct. 6-13 was dedicated as “Play for the Cure Week” in Fairfield County.
The Darien Youth Field Hockey Association and Blue Wave were a part of this special effort to help fight cancer.
Almost 400 girls here in Darien played field hockey and did other fundraisers to show their commitment to the “Play for the Cure” mission.
Pink “Play for the Cure” shirts and pink ribbons adorned the Darien Youth Field Hockey players and the Darien High School players throughout the day on Saturday.
All proceeds from their shirt sales, bake sales and other events will be donated to the Stamford Hospital’s Mobile Mammogram program, to the Norwalk Hospital’s Smilow Family Breast Center, and to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Last year Fairfield County alone donated over $12,000 to these local organizations. This year the Darien Youth FH Program and DHS field hockey teams will be contributing close to $4,000 to the Fairfield County’s “Play for the Cure” efforts.
The participants and organizers were grateful to sponsor, Harrow Sports, “for their generous donation of 1,000 “Play for the Cure” pink shirts and for their wonderful support of this event in Fairfield County.” The organizations also stated: “The Darien Field Hockey Association and Blue Wave joins to extend their support, love and prayers to all the Darien families who are battling cancer and to those Darien families who have lost loved ones to cancer.”