MHS Girls Basketball Continues to #LiveforLiz; Raises $9K for Cancer Free Kids in Her Honor
The Mason High School and Sycamore High School Girls Basketball Teams declared their last game of the season the Live for Liz game. The goal was to raise money for a research grant to honor MHS Class of 2013 graduate Liz Lothrop. The event raised $9,000 for Cancer Free Kids in Lothrop's name to benefit research towards pediatric cancer.
"Liz always said, 'there has got to be a better way' so we are going to fund the doctors finding better ways to treat cancer," shared MHS Girls Basketball coach Jere Clark.
The MHS Girls Basketball team sold t-shirts, tattoos and bracelets, and worked with Cancer Free Kids, MHS Student Government, Comet Savings and Loan, and the Boys Basketball Program.
"We also participated in the Tattoo challenge where we wore a tattoo that says "We are part of the fight" for a week straight to spread awareness about the cause," shared Clark.
Local 12 anchor Brad Johansen was the MC for the game where the Mason and Sycamore student bodies competed during halftime competitions and a check to Cancer Free Kids for the combined amount raised was presented.
Lothrop was diagnosed with leukemia in 2008 while at Mason Middle School. After going into remission in 2011, she developed glioblastoma in 2015. Lothrop's father, Randy, is a Sycamore High School teacher.