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Irish Prepared for Annual Daughters for Dads Campaign

March 30, 2017

By Megan Golden

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The No. 12 University of Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team will hold their annual Daughters for Dads fundraiser at Noon ET on Sunday, when they host No. 2 North Carolina at Arlotta Stadium. The Saint Joseph Health System will donate $25 to Harper Cancer Research Institute for every fan that attends Sunday’s game.

In honor of Irish lacrosse alumni whose fathers lost their fight to cancer, Notre Dame’s Daughters for Dads campaign will raise money for Notre Dame’s Harper Cancer Research Institute.

Early-arriving fans will receive a commemorative Daughters for Dads 16-ounce glass, sponsored by ABC 57 News.

Notre Dame encourages fans to pay $5 to participate in the lacrosse toss at halftime, with the lucky winner receiving a $150 shopping spree at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore.

During halftime, Professor Sharon Stack of Harper Cancer Research Institute will be honored for her contributions in the fight against cancer. Harper Cancer Research Institute has designated April as the Month of Hope, and the Daughters for Dads fundraiser will launch the campaign.

Fans also have the chance to win a free appetizer from Papa Vino’s by paying $5 for three throws at the Beat Cancer with a Stick station on the concourse.

For more information on the Irish women’s lacrosse program, follow @NDWomensLax on Twitter.

More about Harper Cancer Research Institute:

  • HCRI (a partnership with ND & IUSM-SB) is how Notre Dame fights cancer.
  • HCRI is committed to innovative and integrative research confronting the complex challenges of cancer.
  • HCRI was founded on collaboration. They bring together researchers from across the campus (chemists, tumor biologists, computer scientists, engineers, physicists, etc.) to fight cancer together.
  • Dr. M. Sharon Stack is the Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute and the Kleiderer-Pezold Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame.
  • Stack is one of the preeminent cancer researchers in the United States, focusing on how tumors grow and spread throughout the body. This is essential research in order to develop better treatments for cancer patients.
  • Stack also is working on a new diagnostic that might be able to detect cancer in its earliest stages when it is most susceptible to treatments currently available.
  • Her research has been published hundreds of times in some of the most respected scientific journals.


Megan Golden, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since August of 2016. In her role, she coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame women’s lacrosse and cross country/track and field programs. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Golden is a 2014 graduate of Saint Mary’s College and former Irish women’s basketball manager. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, she worked in public relations with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.