4th Annual TAKEDOWN CANCER
Monday, December 17
Raffle Grand Prize: Two Delta Airlines round-trip tickets to anywhere in the continental United States
Other prizes include: Four club seats to watch the Bills vs. Jets, and dinner for 10 at Ilio Dipalo’s.
ABOUT TAKEDOWN CANCER
The initial Takedown Cancer concept was an idea that originated from former University at Buffalo wrestling captains Joe Muscarella, ‘93, and Mickey Moran, ’09. The concept came from the desire to raise money to fight against cancer, and in particular, to support friend and UB wrestling captain Jeff Parker, ’08, who was battling skin cancer that was first identified in the spring of 2009.
Muscarella and Moran spearheaded a group that set a goal of raising $10,000 to support cancer research both in Buffalo and Parker’s hometown area of Boston, MA. Instead, the event ended up raising nearly $35,000 to combat this horrible disease. While the UB wrestling family lost Jeff Parker in May of 2010, the spirit that started the Takedown Cancer program lives on and has now been adopted by all member schools of the New York State Collegiate Wrestling Association.
The goal of the committee at UB – and Muscarella and Moran’s wish – is to see Takedown Cancer an active part of every collegiate wrestling program in the nation until we can defeat cancer once and for all.