Kicking Cancer Away

Kicking Cancer Away photo

The Connetquot High School girls soccer team, along with coach Ryan Cavanagh, recently welcomed close to 100 district elementary- and middle school-aged students to the second annual Kicks for Cancer clinic which raised more than $1,400 to help support cancer research.

During the event, attendees enhanced their soccer skills and learned from the high school players new techniques, all while helping others in need. 

Kicks for Cancer is a program that began in Hauppauge, New York in 2008 in an effort to support Courtney Tomkin, a student who had been diagnosed with brain cancer. The event has grown exponentially in Suffolk County as soccer teams across the county have signed on to raise money for various cancer organizations on the local and national level.