October 22, 2008

2nd Annual "Bench Press for Cancer" Coming to College Hill

Oct. 22, 2008

PROVIDENCE, RI - At 12:00 noon on Monday, October 27th the Brown University Football Team will host the 2nd Annual "Bench Press for Cancer" on the Main Green of Brown University. Combining dedication to physical training and dedication to helping others, this event is a bench press contest in which all proceeds go to The American Cancer Society.

An estimated 300 Brown student-athletes will compete to bench press as many repetitions as they can. The more weight they lift, the more money is raised to help fight cancer. Last year's event brought in more than $11,000 in per-lift pledges and donations. The goal for this year is to double that amount and to raise over $22,000.

Individuals wishing to support this cause are encouraged to do so via pledging for a participant, donating a flat sum, buying a "Bench Press for Cancer" t-shirt, or attending in person.

For more information and to make your contributions, please contact:

Yelena Cvek

Brown Football Office

Box 1933

Providence, RI 02912

Yelena@Brown.edu