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September 20, 2013

Triton sees impact of fundraising effort

Football team visits Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Senior teammate and fellow tri-captain Brad Whitman said members of the team can share what they learned from Wednesday’s experience.

“I think it will help us bring awareness to our community about what’s being done (at Dana-Farber),” he said. “Seeing this today really makes me appreciate my life more and realize how lucky I am to be able to play football. It makes me want to do all I can to help.”

Senior tri-captain Pat Moran expressed similar sentiments.

“It gives you a lot to think about — that there are people out there who have a much bigger struggle in life,” he said. “To see what’s being done there and how many lives they’re saving, it’s such a great cause, you want to support it as much as possible.”

Coach Sheehan said Wednesday’s visit consisted strictly of a tour of the facility, its projects and operations, and did not include meeting patients. But the atmosphere of strength and hope that exists at the institute couldn’t help but rub off.

“The people there are very kind and generous,” he said. “It’s a very warm environment, and you can tell everyone is making sure patients and their families are as comfortable and cared for as possible.”

As part of the team’s “Triton Points for Dana-Farber” event this fall, players will collect pledges. People can donate either a fixed amount or an amount for each point the Vikings score in their home game against Newburyport on Oct. 11. All of the money raised will go to Dana-Farber and The Jimmy Fund.

The school also hopes to have a representative from Dana-Farber at the Oct. 11 game to share what the institute does and what the funds are used for.

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