Through Play4theCure®, sports teams across the country collect donations for cancer research, while sharing cancer prevention and detection tips with their community.

I remember one of those glimpses 10 1/2 years ago that lingered. And although I had a smile on the outside, a knot was forming on the inside all because of seeing a hat in that glimpse. One of my players’ moms was wearing a hat. It wasn’t cold out that day yet she wore a hat. Two months later another mom came to practice wearing a hat. Both of those women wore those hats to cover their thinning hair from chemotherapy treatments. And in that second moment, while my heart questioned, “what was going on?” my mind was made up that if I could ever find a way to create something that could show my support and appreciation for the mothers in our club fighting breast cancer, I would do it.

Tina Reinprecht

Creator of the Play4theCure movement

Why do these teams selflessly volunteer their time? You’ll find the answers in the comments below:

This cause is very close to my heart, as my mother and younger brother have both fought cancer.  We are excited to utilize our passion for softball to contribute to NFCR’s pursuit of a cure and raise awareness about the importance of breast cancer research.
Amber Gilliam, head coach Sewanee University softball

Participating Teams

As the CEO of NFCR, we want to acknowledge and thank each of our participating teams for your diligent efforts and teamwork to Play4TheCure. You are helping to fund a critical mission. For over 40 years, NFCR has supported key players in the fight against cancer, scoring consistent victories in the lab that save patients’ lives. Families, friends and communities are never more hopeful than when they come together to support one another.

Franklin C. Salisbury, Jr.

CEO, National Foundation for Cancer Research


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