Marietta High School Basketball Players Donate to Cancer Patient Fund

By: Danielle Staub Email
By: Danielle Staub Email

Playing for a cause.

The Marietta High School girls varsity basketball team decided to "pink out" their game.

Junior Lauren Martin wanted to do something after her grandmother passed away from breast cancer this summer.

Martin organized one of their games in January, to raise cancer awareness by wearing pink and also getting the crowd invovled, selling t-shirts and collecting donations.

Raising over $1,000 to be donated to Strecker Cancer Center patient emergency fund.

"All of our team was amazing, we were just, everyone was, social media was very good the students at Marietta High School were very well, and once coach told me the dollar amount, I like actually started crying," says Martin, "So, and I think the cancer center was very surprised at the amount too, it was just an amazing experience to be apart of."

This fund is set up at the Strecker Cancer Center to help patients with little things such as gas money when they are battling cancer.

Representatives from the foundation say it's incredible, they are so happy and thankful that the team, school and community came together to help those fighting for their life.

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