PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University athletics and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee partnered to host the third annual "Tug for a Cure" on Sunday afternoon as Bear teams competed in a tug-of-war competition to raise money for the Brown University Oncology Research Group (BrUOG).
Competing inside Brown's Pizzitola Sports Center, the Bears' student-athletes raised over $1,200 for cancer research. With separate single-elimination brackets for men's and women's teams, football took the men's title while ice hockey won on the women's side. Both teams defended their championships from last year's event.
BrUOG was created in 1994 to advance clinical cancer research at Brown University and its affiliated hospitals. Led by Medical Director Howard Safran, MD, BrUOG's team of top-flight physicians and researchers is dedicated to improving cancer care through the implementation of innovative, multidisciplinary clinical trials.