"STRIKE OUT CANCER" GAME RAISES FUNDS FOR NIAGARA HOSPICE
The Lockport High School Varsity and Junior Varsity softball teams played in a "Strike Out Cancer" game with all proceeds going to Niagara Hospice and the American Cancer Society.
2014 was the third year the teams have taken part in the game. "Every family is affected by cancer," said Lockport Varsity Softball Coach Julie Kwoka who has helped organize the event for the last three years. "Our softball family members played in memory and in honor of those 'Lockport Softball' loved ones who have bravely fought their cancer battle."
Thanks in large part to groups like the Lockport Varsity and Junior Varsity softball teams, Niagara Hospice is able to provide care for patients and families dealing with end of life illnesses including cancer. Through a coordinated disciplinary team that includes doctors, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, spiritual care counselors, homemakers and volunteers, Niagara Hospice provides exceptional care when families need it most.
Organizations interested in raising funds to support the work of Niagara Hospice can call the Niagara Hospice Alliance at 280-0780 for information. The Niagara Hospice Alliance was established in 2009 to support the services and programs associated with the charitable mission of Niagara Hospice.