Wake Hockey is a family that defines itself by commitments on the field and in the Winston-Salem community. On Sunday, April 13th, 2014, the Wake Forest Field Hockey team will host its 5th annual DODGE Melanoma Dodgeball Tournament for Melanoma Research in memory of former Demon Deacon, Maria Whitehead. Maria was a member of the first Wake Hockey team to win both ACC and NCAA championships. At the age of 25, Maria lost her battle with Melanoma, but she left her mark on our community.
When Maria first arrived at Wake Forest University, she was small in size, but her determination and tenacity empowered those around her. She continues to be the reason why we are proud to be Demon Deacons. Her courage and fight reminds us to appreciate what we have and her spirit and passion will never be forgotten.
The Melanoma Research Foundation recognizes melanoma as one of the fastest growing cancers in the US and worldwide. In the United States alone, every eight minutes someone is diagnosed with Melanoma and every hour someone will die from it. It is real, it is in our community, and it is something we cannot ignore.
Please help us spread the word for this event. You have an opportunity to not only contribute to melanoma research, but to raise awareness of this disease in our community. All funds raised through this event go directly to Melanoma Research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. In the past we have raffled off items such as gift cards, shirts, and various other products. We greatly appreciate raffle donations of any kind! We would like to make this year's raffle the best yet! Below please find the contact information and address of where to send raffle as well as monetary donations. With your support, this tournament can make a difference. With this year being our 5th annual tournament, Maria having worn #5 jersey during her time here at Wake, our goal is to raise $5,000 this year. If you would like to enter a team into the tournament it will cost $40 a team and the teams can consist of 6-8 players. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
It is not often that a life cut so short can have such a lasting impact on our lives. You have an opportunity to make a difference and become part of an effort to honor Maria and all those affected by Melanoma.
Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 12:00pm
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106