Women's Soccer Joined In the Fight

Release Date:
October 5, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College women’s soccer program, under the second-year leadership of Kelly Starchok, dedicates themselves to perform at least two community service projects each year. This past weekend the team participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in downtown Buffalo.  The American Cancer Society hosts the annual event with thousands of walkers weaving the city streets to raise awareness and money for cancer research and this marked the Hawks second year participating.

As many people know, including the majority of the women’s soccer team members, cancer is a very serious disease impacting thousands of families, friends and associates. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk brings the community together to celebrate women and men who have battled breast cancer, to educate people, and to also empower communities to join the fight. The women’s soccer team directed thousands of enthusiastic and excited walkers who participated for the cause.

Since 1993 the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk has had nearly seven million participants, who have raised more than four-hundred million dollars to be used towards research. In 2010 alone sixty-million dollars was raised by nearly 800,000 walkers across the country.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.