“Participating in the Heart Walk is something we did my freshmen year,” commented senior co-captain Marisa Visocchi, adding “The last two years we have been on preseason trips to Virginia and California and haven’t been able to be a part of it, so it was nice to get back to participating in such a great event.”
The Lasers women’s volleyball players walked as a part of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital team, a connection they established through the team's head coach, Mary Tom. Pre-race the women’s team was able to see some of the other groups participating.
Senior co-captain Anna Feeter said, “It was really rewarding knowing that we were a part of that walk and that even just our team of 16 girls could make a difference! I think all of the girls will remember this for a long time.”
“We had a lot of fun,” added Visocchi, “I think being a part of events like the Heart Walk are great for our program. Helping to raise money for a good cause and being willing to help people is a great way to remind us the importance of selflessness in our lives.”
The Lasers will again be hosting their annual “Dig Pink” event during Lasell's Family and Friends Weekend, when they host Suffolk University at 2:00 p.m. “Dig Pink” events are hosted by volleyball programs all across the country to raise money for breast cancer research. Lasell teammates will also volunteer this year at the Hyde Community Center in Newton, Mass. helping with their annual Haunted House on October 27th. The ladies will help create the Haunted House and then staff it in an effort to provide safe and enjoyable Halloween fun in the community.