PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 31, 2012) – The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team will participate in Friends of Jaclyn Week when the squad hosts Connecticut on Sunday, April 1 at 1 p.m.
Kaitlyn Plouse and Carlie Rouh of the field hockey team will be collecting donations at the gate, with all proceeds going to support Friends of Jaclyn.
The Scarlet Knights’ little sister, Genna Camiolo, will be involved in the coin toss and the RU starting lineup, and will watch the game from the sideline. The squad became involved with the organization in 2008 after adopting Genna, who suffers from pediatric brain tumors.
Friends of Jaclyn is a charitable organization, dedicated to raising public awareness regarding pediatric brain tumors. Funds will be used to improve the quality of life for children who are afflicted with a brain tumor, as well as donating contributions to pediatric brain tumor research.
This will be the fourth season that Genna has served as a honorary captain. The women’s lacrosse staff and players have engaged in a number of events to help support Genna, most recently preparing for the Unite Half Marathon in April.
For more information on how to get involved with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, please visit www.friendsofjaclyn.org. Donations for the half marathon can be made at http://ctf.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=491205&supid=349900942. Fans can lend support and find out details by visiting the ‘Run For Genna’ Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/RunForGenna.
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