Feb. 13, 2013
WASHINGTON - On Sunday morning, the Georgetown University men's lacrosse team rose early and traveled to Equinox Bethesda, a fitness club and one of the home sites for Cycle For Survival. It was the second consecutive year the Hoyas student-athletes and coaches participated in the indoor cycling event to raise money to fund research at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Not only did the Georgetown men's lacrosse team cycle hard and raise the energy level in the room on Sunday morning, they proved to be some of the most successful fundraisers in the region. The Hoyas placed sixth in the region, raising $17,818 for cancer research. Georgetown graduate and former men's lacrosse captain Brendan Owen '88 helped to coordinate the team's participation at the DC event, while another men's lacrosse alum, Todd Cochran '09, is coordinating the upcoming Team Perry fund raiser in New York City on March 3.
"This was our second year at Cycle for Survival was a huge success as we were able to raise over $17,000 towards cancer research," Senior tri-captain Brian Casey. "The event creates an atmosphere unlike any other fundraiser in the country, and the coaches and players were able to enjoy themselves while still contributing to a great cause. With most of our focus on school and the lacrosse season, it's nice to step away and allow such an event to put things in perspective."
After playing its final scrimmage on Saturday, the Hoyas needed little rest before taking rotations on the stationary bicycles beginning at 8 a.m. and going through the early afternoon. While the cycling provided an intense workout, participation in it carries a special meaning throughout the Georgetown lacrosse family, as they gained needed inspiration from Perry Zimmerman. Perry is the daughter of 1989 Georgetown graduate and former Hoyas lacrosse captain Larry Zimmerman. During her young life she has bravely battled cancer three times.
"We always talk to our guys about taking care about the person to the right or left of them and this is a great example of that," Warne said. "We're glad we can do our small part in the battle against cancer."