Buckeyes raise $1,400 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Embracing the Halloween spirit, Ohio State student-athletes delivered 844 hours of “treats” to the Columbus community during the month of October. With 19 teams clocking service hours, Buckeyes volunteered their time with organizations such as the Mid-Ohio Food Bank and UNICEF.
The men’s soccer team led the charge with 179.5 service hours recorded throughout the month, while the women’s lacrosse team had the second-most with 131.
After notching 900 hours in September, Buckeye athletes now total over 1,744 hours for the 2009-10 school year.
OCTOBER STANDOUT SERVICE
Honoring sophomore goalkeeper and cancer survivor Matt Lampson of the men’s soccer team, Ohio State student-athletes formed teams to participate at the recent Light the Night Walk held Oct. 16 at Fred Beekman Park in Columbus.
Benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the walk raised funds and awareness for those battling leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, with the student-athletes contributing $1,400.
“Since Matt Lampson had cancer, for us to be a part of the walk and support him was special for him and a great thing for our program,” senior midfielder Sam Scales, who organized the teams, said. “It’s something that the entire athletic community can be involved with and we plan on continuing our participation.”
Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma while a senior at St. Charles Prep in Columbus, Lampson has been cancer-free since Sept. 24, 2007. Starting in all 18 games for Ohio State in 2010, Lampson, a First Team All-Big Ten selection, has recorded 10 shutouts for the Buckeyes who will begin NCAA tournament action Sunday at 1 p.m. in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
BUCKEYE SERVICE BITS
For more information on the events and organizations mentioned above, please visit the following Web sites:
Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org
Friends of Jaclyn Foundation: www.friendsofjaclyn.org
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International: www.jdrf.org
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: www.lls.org
Light the Night Walk: www.lightthenight.org
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: www.makingstrides.acsevents.org
Mid-Ohio Food Bank: www.midohiofoodbank.org
National Hemophilia Foundation: www.hemophilia.org
The 2nd & 7 Foundation: www.secondandseven.com
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