Running for cancer research

April 28, 2014 by J-Wire Staff
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Melbourne basketball team the Maccabi Warriors have raised over $1000 for the Cancer Council of Victoria.

Maccabi Warriors

Maccabi Warriors

Over three weeks, the team has volunteered their weekends to successfully raise $the money  to go directly to research and support for victims and families battling cancer.

As part of the Cancer Council of Victoria’s fundraising initiative, ‘I will for Cancer’ the Warriors ran around a 17.5 km circuit around Caulfield. Starting and finishing on the corner of Orrong Rd and Inkerman St, the team supported each other throughout the run to raise money for the worthy cause.

To raise extra funds the boys cooked a sausage sizzle at the Waverley Junior Basketball Grand Finals.

It has been a period of change for the club after losing key players at the end of last season. So with new players, a new culture is being fostered. Both hard work on the court and as role models off the court.

Coach Drew Solewicz said: ‘It has been great to see buy in from the whole team. The team has shown what can be achieved if individuals come together and work as a team. The Warriors are building for sustained success and that can only come from a united team.’

Captain Josh Burns helped organise fundraiser and was very thankful to his teammates. “Playing for the Maccabi Warriors is a privilege. We have a group of outstanding young men who should be proud of their efforts and it is great to see young people doing something extra for such a worthy cause. ”

The run was dedicated to Mary Klein, a supporter of the Warriors, who is currently fighting a tough battle with cancer, but like so many is facing it head on and with courage and inspiration.

Cancer touches many lives and if anyone wants to donate or find out more information please go to


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