The Maine West girls basketball players are not only high-level competitors on the court, they are also fierce competitors off the court and have decided to help take on the fight against cancer.
During their upcoming game on Saturday, Feb. 8 against Fremd, the team will raise money for the Cancer Couch Foundation, a privately funded, non-profit organization. The foundation has helped raise more than $3 million in funding toward funding metastatic breast cancer research since 2016. The foundation matches 100% of donations and event proceeds. All money is sent to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
There will be several ways that fans of both teams can donate toward the cause at the event. In addition, there will be no charge for admission for the game. Instead donations will be accepted for the cause. Student athletes from both schools will wear purple socks to raise cancer awareness and show their unity in fighting the disease.
The game begins at 6:30 p.m. at Maine West. For more information, contact Jarett Kirshner at 847-827-5905.