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Women's Lacrosse Wraps Up 2011 With Community Service Events

Courtesy: Manhattan Athletic Department
Release: 01/06/2012
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Women's Lacrosse Participates in Alzheimer's Walk

RIVERDALE, N.Y. - First year head coach Diane Haddeland and the Manhattan College Women's Lacrosse team served their community during the offseason, partaking in multiple nationwide community service events.

In late October, the Jaspers joined in the "Walk to End Alzheimer's" at Riverside Park. Organized by The Alzheimer's Association, the two-mile walk has been a staple fundraiser for the organization designed to raise money for Alzheimer research. With the help of the Women's Lacrosse team, this year's walk raised nearly $1 million dollars. To learn more about The Alzheimer's Association and their events, you can visit

As the holiday season approached, the Jaspers took their talents online in helping with Hanes' "Virtual Sock Drive". Manhattan hosted virtual donations to The Salvation Army on campus, using Facebook and an iPad. The national contributions reached more that 500,000 individual socks (250,000 pairs) to help those in need.

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