SGHS donates to cancer center
The Ste. Genevieve High School Boys Basketball Team held a fundraiser recently to benefit the Alan P. Lyss Center for Cancer Care and Clinical Research at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital (SGCMH). It is the first year they have done this particular fundraiser. Mr. Russ Toombs, the 7th grade boys basketball coach, got the idea from a college and thought it would be nice to start something like it. Jerseys were sold for $100 each, with the name of someone who has been affected by cancer, either fighting, surviving or passed. The jerseys were presented to the families that purchased them after the games. The t-shirts sold for $15 a piece--$40 if someone added the name of a loved one to the back. The campaign was very successful, raising over $1500.
Mr. Toombs chose the symbol for all cancers since some cancer diseases seem to get more attention than others. He said cancer is horrible no matter what kind.
Rob Coleman, head boys basketball coach, presented the check to Sandy Schilli, RN, BSN, OCN and Director of Oncology at SGCMH.