The UMass Dartmouth women’s tennis team hosted its annual Corsair Spring Fling tournament on Sunday afternoon on the UMD Courts, as the event helped raise awareness for a cure for Juvenile Myositis, a rare and life-threatening autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and tissues.
Student-athletes from Johnson & Wales, Bridgewater State and Worcester State joined the Corsairs in the event, and information on JM research being done by the Cure JM Foundation was displayed and distributed.
“As a team, we were all unaware of Juvenile Myositis until learning that freshman Jackie Bokis’s (Spencer, Mass./David Prouty) younger sister, Mikayla, is battling the condition,” UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Doug Chapman said of the event. “We were happy to play our annual Corsair Spring Fling to help raise awareness of a cure for JM. Raising awareness is always the first step to generating resources toward finding a cure.”
For more information on the Cure JM Foundation, please visit www.curejm.org.
(Courtesy Photo: Doug Chapman)