PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown University men's and women's crew programs helped raise over $77,000 through the Pull for a Cure Challenge to support the American Cancer Society's breast cancer research and support programs as part of this weekend's 53rd Head of the Charles Regatta.
At the Head of the Charles on Saturday and Sunday, athletes displayed not only their skill but also their collective compassion toward others during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They proudly wore pink to demonstrate their connection to Pull for a Cure and the cause.
Brown men's crew alumnus Dan Aziz '11 started the tradition in 2009, and this fall several crews participated in the ninth annual Pull for a Cure Challenge and took to the waters wearing pink apparel to raise money and awareness crucial to the ongoing fight against breast cancer.
To date, 12 teams and 226 participants have raised an impressive $77,000 for Making Strides and the American Cancer Society in 2017. The combination of Brown men's crew, Brown women's crew, and Brown Alumni has raised over $50,000 on their own. This year, junior Malcolm Nash (Rye, N.Y.) served as the men's team leader while junior Claire Ryan (Jefferson City, Mo.) acted as the women's team leader.
Participants in Pull for a Cure row in lieu of walking in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Boston walk.