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Red Sox Pitcher Jon Lester to Visit QCC

Visits Rally Against Cancer Winners on Quinsigamond Campus

Meredith Galena, 508-854-7498 mgalena [at] qcc.mass.edu

Victor Somma, 508-854-2729 vsomma [at] qcc.mass.edu

Release Date: 
7/6/2009

WHAT:

On Tuesday, July 7, Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester will be visiting Quinsigamond Community College, the top fundraising college or university in the “Rally Against Cancer” fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund. Team “Alpha Zeta Theta Cancer Fighters,” made up of members of the College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society group, raised $2,620 for the Jimmy Fund, which supports adult and pediatric cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Lester will speak to students, answer questions, and sign autographs for the Phi Theta Kappa fundraising winners. The group was lead by QCC student, Jeanne Dee, PTK vice president of fellowship. This was her second year as the Team Alpha Zeta Theta Cancer Fighters captain.
“We are proud of the wonderful effort of this group of students,” stated Bonnie Coleman, PTK advisor. “The entire QCC community truly rallied with the Red Sox and showed support and appreciation for the incredible work that Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund do every day.”

WHEN/WHERE:

Tuesday, July 7, 2009
11:00 a.m.
Herbert Auditorium at Quinsigamond Community College

More Information:

Boston Red Sox fans hit a home run in the fight against cancer by raising more than $432,651 to date for the Jimmy Fund in the fourth annual Rally Against Cancer. As part of Rally, employees, students and staff of QCC were vying for Red Sox tickets and the visit from Lester. The Jimmy Fund has been an official charity of the Boston Red Sox since 1953. Gifts will be accepted until August 15, 2009. Go to www.rallyagainstcancer.org for an updated tally.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.