What started off as an idea to raise money for the awareness and testing of breast cancer became much more. Center mid-defender for the Women’s soccer team Madeleine Chausse ‘17, and two teammates, Jessie Thrush ‘17 and Audrae Westurn’17, put together a fundraiser to do just that. With a combined effort from the community, both the men’s and women’s soccer team, and some good old fashioned baked goods the fundraiser “Kicks for the Cure” was an overall success. Chausse saw the Oct. 31 scheduled games against SUNY POLY Wildcats as an opportunity to not only spread awareness, but raise money while doing so. Chausse, Thrush, and Westurn worked together on a title for their fundraiser, and with soccer as the basis for the day’s events, the slogan “Kicks for the Cure” was only right.
The men’s soccer team collectively wore pink socks in support of research for the cure of breast cancer as well as those battling it. The women’s soccer team wore handmade pink warm up’s during their pre-game. The community and parents of Wilson athletes showed pride and support though generous donations as well as a large portion of the baked goods. The event raised about $130.00 in addition to $200.00 from the Women’s teams prior fundraisers. All of the proceeds went to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. With Chausse and her teammates Helping to raise awareness, it definitely shows what student-athletes Wilson has to offer. This event just goes to show that anyone can make an impact, big or small.