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Welcome to Lax 4 Leukemia!

This boys lacrosse program was created in 2015 with a single high school team, and our goal was simple: bring awareness to children suffering with leukemia, to help them, support them, raise money for items they need, and bring smiles to their faces, all while playing a sport we love.

Our reasons were a bit personal too--we did it for one special girl in particular: Ella, who battled A.L.L. for 2.5 years and is the daughter of founding coach Patrick Young. We're pleased to say Ella is now in remission.

That first team in 2015 was comprised of top players from six Fulton, Forsyth and Gwinnett county high schools. Thanks to an amazing spirit and tremendous effort, the players and their families raised thousands of dollars to purchase items for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta while having a blast winning the championships of two of the three tournaments attended and placing second (by a single goal!) in the third. The love, camaraderie and sense of giving back was special. And we committed to continue... We hope you'll join us!

 

 

Lax for Leukemia Donates Triage Toy Boxes + Chemoducks

One of the primary reasons Lax for Leukemia was formed was to raise awareness and funds to support kids receiving treatment for leukemia at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, where founder Patrick Young's daughter Ella rceived all her treatments during her 2.5 year battle. For 2016, we again went to the nurses at the Cancer Treatment Center and asked: what do you need? What might make enduring treatment a little easier for kids?

The nurses had a great request: toy boxes full of re-useable toys that kids could enjoy while waiting in triage. LFL went to work and purchased mutliple sturdy, plastic boxes and filled them with all sorts of great items that kids of many ages could enjoy. We added stickers, flavored chapsticks and suckers to help with dry lips and nausea.  

Additionally, we purchased another flock of 56 Chemoducks to be given to the kids at CHOA. We love these ducks and how much they comfort young children and allow nurses to demonstrate procedures prior to being performed on a child. 

We are proud of and thank our young men and their parents for all they did in 2016 to raise the funds that were used to purchase these items. We hope they help just a bit to ease some discomfort or bring a smile to a little face that deserves it.

      Ella with a triage toy box and some of the goodies

      that filled it + Chemoducks for Children's Healthcare

 

 

 


posted 06/18/2017

Interested in joining Lax for Leukemia for the Summer/Fall 2017?

We'll be taking a 2020/2021 and 2018/2019 team to three tournaments.

Attending:

Georgia Southern Shootout, Gainesville GA, July 8-9

The Van, Charlotte NC, Oct 7-8

Southside Holiday Classic, Peachtree City GA Nov 11-12

As members of team Lax for Leukemia, players receive a full uniform, shooting shirt, Cascade R helmet with custom decals, a car magnet to display their pride, plus a portion of fees benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

New players: $850; returning players discounted

For more information and to express interest in joining LFL, click here


posted 06/18/2017

Champions x 2 at the Carolina Fall Classic

Both Lax for Leukemia teams (Orange and White) showed up in fine fashion for the 2016 Carolina Fall Classic in Columbia, SC. On a gorgeous weekend in November, they played, they won, they took home the big prize: both teams claimed championship status in their respective divisions. LFL raised awareness of and funds for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta while winning it all in honor of Ella's final chemo treatment after her 2.5 year fight.

Way to play, guys!


posted 11/07/2016

Who is Ella?

Ella Young is the daughter of L4L founder and coach Patrick Young. While on a family vacation to the beach in July 2014, she began experiencing symptoms and the family soon discovered that she had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). She began her treatment plan immediately, a plan that would take her through a two and a half year battle that she intends to win.

Today, she is in remission, and her spirit is strong. Ella and her family have met and been blessed by wonderful people at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and now enjoy giving back to them and to the families facing her same battle. Funds raised by L4L are used to contribute to leukemia research as well as to purchase items needed by CHOA to help make treatment a little more comfortable for patients. 


posted 07/19/2016
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