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Marengo Community High School District 154

110 Franks Road Marengo, IL 60152

Phone 815-568-6511   Fax 815-568-6510


SLAM DUNK FOR A CURE

November is Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Month as well as the start of basketball season. The Belvidere Buc girls basketball program along with the MCHS girls basketball program and our Student Councils, NHS groups and HOSA programs will host the second Slam Dunk for a Cure game on Monday, January 15, 2018. Slam Dunk for a Cure are basketball camps around northern Illinois that are free for all type 1 diabetic children and not only teach basketball skills but also help these children learn to better manage this chronic disease and meet other children who are also diabetic. There are approximately 40,000 new cases of type 1diabetes in the United States every year, the majority of whom are children.

The two schools will be raffling themed blankets as well as collecting donations from individuals and local community businesses to be raffled during or immediately after the varsity basketball game on January 15th. All profits collected from the raffle will be donated to the Slam Dunk for a Cure camps. Anyone wishing to make a donation to this cause, please contact one of the people listed below, or the athletic departments of either school, and arrangements will be made to collect your donation. Donations will be accepted through January 8th.

Kim Hoffmeister (hoffmeisterk@mchs154.org)

Dani Behn (oyoungd@mchs154.org)

Kelly Lesniak (lesniakk@mchs154.org)

Marilyn Ryan (mryan@t6b.com)