Posted: September 22, 2016
(mcla.us) – The Brigham Young University’s men’s lacrosse team will again join with local leaders and community members for the third consecutive year as a part of the Salt Lake City CureSearch Walk. The fundraising event to support life-saving children’s cancer research takes place Sept. 24 at Sugar House Park in Salt Lake City.
The day will include music, food and fun activities with the aim of honorably celebrating children from the region affected by cancer. BYU men’s lacrosse is proud to have raised more than $20,000 for CureSearch during the past three years.
BYU Lacrosse player Harrison Wardle formed Team Madeleine/Team Claire with David and Mary Driggs of Salt Lake City in support of their daughter, Claire, and Madeleine Martineau, who resides in London. Both young women are currently in treatment for leukemia. Harrison became acquainted with Martineau while serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Wardle and his companion, Tyman Weiler, son of Utah State Senator Todd Weiler, were able to connect the two young women living on different sides of the Atlantic as part of a pilot program for LDS missionaries to use digital devices and social media platforms.
“I am grateful that my mom is a cancer survivor and I just wanted to do something to show support for Claire and Madeleine,” Wardle said. “BYU Lacrosse has a tradition of community service so it seemed like a good fit.”