On Sunday (Oct. 8), the Boston College field hockey team will host Harvard for the Eagles’ 11th annual MS Game. The Eagles host this game to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis, a disease that affects the central nervous system. The game is held in honor of program alumna Kathleen Murphy, who was diagnosed with MS in 2007 and continued to play field hockey through her senior season. Since 2007, BCFH has used this game to raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and this year BCI has decided to help out. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society raises money for MS research, in addition to funding programs that support people with MS and their families.
This year, Boston College football plays Virginia Tech the day before field hockey’s MS Game, so we will be raising money for the New England and Virginia/West Virginia chapters of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. As we’ve done with past fundraisers, we’re asking interested fans to make a pledge based on the outcome of the BC football game. You can pledge $X per BC touchdown, $X for every BC punt, $X for a BC victory, or whatever other fun combination you can come up with. You can even pledge $X no matter what happens if you want to contribute but don’t want to pay attention to the game! Fans can choose to donate to either chapter of the National MS Society (or to both).
Head over to this form to make your pledge. Following the football game, we’ll send out reminders to each participant with the links to donate.