October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 300,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Of those, just over 40,000 die. Early detection marks the key to success. The local PAL Football league hosts a Westfield female flag football game this weekend to help raise money for breast cancer research.
What: Westfield Female Flag Football Game
Where: Tamaques Park (Lamberts Mill Rd)
When: Saturday, Oct. 15th, 12pm
Admission: $25 per player, free for spectators (donations welcome)
Contact: Erin Romano via phone (617) 833-5016 or email or John Dugan via phone (908) 868-2811 or email
Westfield Female Flag Football Game for a Cause
More likely than not, we all know someone close to us who has battled breast cancer. Years ago, this often times meant a death sentence. Nowadays, more and more women and men survive. That’s due in large part to research funded by organizations like the Susan G Komen Foundation. Money raised from the Westfield female flag football game at Tamaques Park goes directly to the Susan G Komen Foundation’s New Jersey branch.
Football is not just for men. Female fans love to cheer on their favorite teams. But they aren’t just spectators. They also play. In fact, Westfield hosts seven women’s flag football teams of its own through PAL. The mothers, sisters, daughters, friends and family of PAL players participate in this Westfield female flag football game for a cause each year. More than 100 players compete in this special exhibition game on Saturday.
For a $25 donation per person, players challenge other teams in a friendly game of flag football. While it’s free to watch, please consider donating something to the cause. You can do so online at the Susan G Komen Foundation website here. Representatives from SGK will pass out prizes. When you get hungry, visit the Vine Ripe Markets booth for something to eat. Support the ladies by showing up at Tamaques Park tomorrow and cheering your favorites on to victory.