The St. Bonaventure women's lacrosse team is raising funds and awareness to help battle Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease by holding a fundraising campaign between the team's first two home games against Kent State on Feb. 28 and Butler on March 14.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, or CJD, is a rare and fatal neurological disease affecting one person in every million people per year -- which is around 500 US cases a year. During the 2019 season, junior Jessica Losquadro tragically lost her father Michael Losquadro to CJD. As of today, there is no known cure or treatment for those with CJD.
"I am super excited and grateful that the team and I are able to come together for this cause," Losquadro said. "I never thought in a million years something like this would happen to my family, but it did. I'm glad I have such an amazing team to support me throughout it all. I hope with this fundraiser that we can raise awareness and funds for research so that other families won't have to go through what my family has experienced."
Those interested in donating to the cause may do so through multiple ways. The team has set up a fundraiser site through the CJD website at https://secure.qgiv.com/event/account/918336-bonnieswlax.
There is also an online team store where supporters can purchase apparel with the CJD/Bonnies lacrosse logo https://sportslocker.chipply.com/sbucjd/.
For more information about CJD and the foundation itself, please visit: https://cjdfoundation.org
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