Rally Against Cancer events are part of an annual campaign designed to raise awareness for cancer research. UVM athletes wear special edition purple lavender game jerseys and game gear to help bring awareness to the fight against cancer. The University of Vermont Cancer Center directly benefits from support and awareness that is created by these events.
As the Presenting Sponsor of the Rally Against Cancer, we acknowledge the deep impact that cancer has on our employees, clients, friends, family, and the larger community. We understand that to truly make an impact we must all be involved and that together with our efforts will result in meaningful progress toward treatments and an eventual cure.
We are excited and proud to share our enthusiasm for UVM sports and are dedicated to helping spread the word about cancer, causes, and cures. Please join us by becoming involved and educated about what you can do. Every effort is a step in the direction of giving hope and meaningful treatment to a friend or neighbor. We encourage you to join us and look forward to seeing you at the Rally Against Cancer games listed below!
Each person who has been touched by cancer has a story to tell. They share their journey in hopes of providing inspiration, education, and hope to others.
Matt DiMasi was a local teenager headed off for his second year of college when what began as headaches and fatigue led him to the University of Vermont Cancer Center. He was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer. Matt, 27, shares in his book, My Cancer Card, that his clinical team would not give up, and his care team saw that Matt wouldn’t give up either. He survived against the odds.
Through participation in a UVM Cancer Center clinical research program called Steps to Wellness, which looked at the benefits of exercise and nutrition for cancer patients during and after treatment, Matt ran a leg of the VT City Marathon while in treatment. His cancer is now in remission and since that first marathon leg, he has enrolled in college, joined an adaptive ski program, run numerous races and published his first book.
Cancer didn’t stop Matt—and research helped fuel his recovery.
People like Matt inspire and deepen a commitment by the UVM Cancer Center to patients and families facing cancer. We thank our community whose financial support helps fuel the discoveries that will make all the difference to someone with cancer here in our community like Matt.
Join the many here in our region who are part of our team fighting cancer. Go to www.vermontcancer.org to give today.
MEN’S SOCCER vs Hartford
Saturday, October 6 at 2 pm
WOMEN’S SOCCER vs UMBC
Sunday, October 7 at 12 pm
FIELD HOCKEY vs Maine
Sunday, October 7 at 1 pm
Swimming & Diving vs Siena
Saturday, October 27 at 2 pm
WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY vs UNH
Saturday, November 3 at 2 pm
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY vs UConn
Saturday, November 3 at 7:05 pm
Please check back for updates to the Rally Against Cancer GAME SCHEDULE
Basketball, and Lacrosse dates are yet to be determined
To find out more about causes, cures and donating, please visit the Vermont Cancer Center: www.VermontCancer.org | (802) 656-4414.
Tickets are on sale now for men’s and women’s “Rally Against Cancer” soccer games. Tickets can be purchased online at UVMathletics.com, over the phone at 802-656-4410 or in the Patrick Gym Ticket Office, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Group tickets of 10 or more are also available.
Become active in the fight against cancer. Your support helps to fund research and keeping consumers informed and educated on causes and cures that can aid in spreading the word.