HARRISONBURG, Va., April 28, 2011 – The James Madison softball team hosted its ninth annual StrikeOut Cancer weekend last weekend, April 23, at Veterans Memorial Park.
The event raised $3,035 in support of the American Cancer Society, bringing their nine-year total up over $14,500. In addition, four players donated over 50 inches of hair to Locks of Love, a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
Aside from accepting donations, the Dukes raised money through a silent auction that included items from the Washington Redskins, JMU softball and the JMU bookstore.
JMU sophomore pitcher Cara Stecher (New Castle, Del./Caravel Academy) made the ceremonial first cuts as sophomores Megan Shinaberry (Davie, Fla./McCarthy) and Kaitlyn Barbour (Nokesville, Va./Brenstville District) and freshman Catherine Clavin (Puquoson, Va./Puquoson) and Anna Klumpp (Culpeper, Va./Eastern View) sacrificed their hair for Locks of Love.
Madison returns to the field this weekend as they play a three-game series in Towson, Md. against Towson University.
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