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The Pump Up for Piccolo event raises money for the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.


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On Thursday April 30th, Coach Dave Clawson and members of the Wake Forest Football Team will join with the men of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and other WFU fraternities, sororities, and student organizations to compete in a weight lifting and strength event to raise money for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund Drive.

The Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund Drive was established by students in 1980 in memory of a great Wake Forest athlete/alum and Chicago Bear football star who died of cancer at the age of 26. The inaugural year of the drive brought $3,500 and each successive year has seen increases in both community involvement and monies raised (over 1.7 million for 33 years). The money raised is donated to the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University. In this its seventeenth year, the "Pump Up for Piccolo" event has set a goal of $3,000 in the fight against cancer.

Twenty teams comprised of two football players and two organization members will compete against each other in a series of strength and agility events. There will be separate divisions for men and women. Prizes will be awarded to the “strongest” teams.

Student athletes and Pi Kappa Alpha brothers will raise money for the Piccolo Cancer Drive through individual and business sponsorships of the competition. The Wake Forest Athletic Department is a proud sponsor of “Pump Up For Piccolo” to help find a cure for cancer.

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