Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 3, 2012) – More than 500 people are expected to fill the stands at Lakeland High School on Friday, May 4 for the annual Charlie Murphy Cup game between Lakeland/Panas and rivals Yorktown High School.
While the two high schools may be rivals on the field, everyone will be working toward one goal on that night– fighting cancer. Members of the Lakeland/Panas team will be raising money for the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center at Hudson Valley Hospital Center throughout the season. Team members will be collecting donations at the game and Hudson Valley Hospital Center will be selling “Light up the Night with Hope” necklaces for $5. The game starts at 7 p.m.
Bruce Lindenbaum, a longtime Hospital supporter whose wife the cancer center is named for, will be speaking before the starting line up. Lindenbaum, who used to play for the Yorktown Cornhuskers, said that everyone, no matter which team they support, should support the cancer center.
“It’s something that we should all get behind,’’ he said.
The Booster Club suggested a fundraiser for the new cancer center because so many members’ lives have been touched by the disease. The team has dedicated its season to the memory of Mrs. Carolyn Conroy, who died of uterine cancer in 2008 and whose two sons were former players. The entire team will be wearing teal shoelaces to honor her memory since teal is the color designated for uterine cancer.
MSG Varsity will be filming the game, which has become a well known tradition between the rivals for the past decade.
Upcoming team fundraising events include a golf outing at Hollowbrook Golf Club on June 26th. For more information, visit http://www.lprebels.com/
Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. For physician directory assistance please call 800-482-HVHC or visit www.hvhc.org.