UT coaches plan annual Lawns for Leukemia fund raiserWritten by Scott Calhoun | | email@example.com
Lawn-mowing season is in full effect, and thanks to the vision of University of Toledo women’s track coach Kevin Hadsell, that weekly chore can be turned into hope for leukemia patients.
This summer, Hadsell, with assistant track coach Brian Shook, will run a summer-long fundraiser, “Lawns For Leukemia,” in which the two coaches will raise money to fight the deadly disease.
All proceeds will go to the Leukemia Society.
“The plan is to basically mow as many lawns as we can over the course of the summer,” Hadsell said. “So there’s no real minimum or maximum we’re looking for.”
This isn’t Hadsell’s first fundraiser for leukemia. He became involved in raising money and awareness to fight the disease ten years ago when his 2 and a half-year-old niece died from leukemia.
To raise money, Hadsell biked 1,200 miles in 11 days. To mark the tenth anniversary of his niece’s passing, Hadsell said he hopes to raise a similar amount with this summer’s drive.
The coaches plan to cover a 20-mile radius around the UT campus, and will conduct the mowing with their own equipment, Hadsell said.
The prices for mowing lawns will be $5 to $10 for small lawns, $11 to $15 for medium size and $16 to $20 for larger lawns, Hadsell said.
To take part in “Lawns for Leukemia,” contact the two coaches via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Hadsell at (419) 262-5077.