Kicks for Cancer raises more than $44K


Last Monday, the captains of the Concord-Carlisle High School boys' and girls' soccer teams -- Charlie Booth, Garrett Leahy, Mitchell Palmer, Molly Adams and Angela Ortiz -- presented a gift of $44,307.65 to Kerry Sachs, of the Dana Farber Institute & the Jimmy Fund.

Earlier this fall, on Sept. 27, 20 high school soccer teams raised proceeds and participated in the eighth annual Lois Wells Kicks for Cancer. The day’s matches were played in honor of Lois Wells, mother of Concord-Carlisle assistant coach Steve Wells.

Participating schools included boys' high school soccer teams from Reading, Woburn (Div. 2 North finalist), Wakefield, Lexington, Wayland (Div. 3 state champion), Acton-Boxborough (Div. 1 North finalist), Brookline, Newton North, Bedford, Boston Latin, Lincoln-Sudbury and Concord-Carlisle (Div. 2 State Champion), as well as girls' high school soccer teams from Bedford, Acton-Boxborough, Lincoln-Sudbury (Div. 1 North champion) and Concord-Carlisle (Div. 2 North-Finalist).

Additional proceeds were raised by the Concord-Carlisle field hockey team and the CCHS Student Council KFC Dance.

Kicks for Cancer began in 2007 as a single soccer game and has grown to 10 games in 2014. Since that first game, Kicks for Cancer has raised more than $175,000 for cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.