Friday, March 16, 2012

B.C. Lions take on school basketball team for good cause

The Grey Cup
Fundraiser to help grade 8 boy fighting cancer

Tonight members of the Grey Cup Champions B.C. Lions will trade in the pigskin for a basketball. The CFL's top team takes on the St. John Brebeuf Bears at 7 p.m. at St. John Brebeuf Regional Secondary in Abbotsford. Proceeds from the event will benefit grade 8 student Josh and his fight against cancer.

Regular B.C. Catholic contributor Karen Murphy Corr detail's Josh's story in this Abby News article:

It’s Josh’s second fight with the disease. He has rhabdomyosarcoma, which was first diagnosed just days after his birthday in December of 2009.

(The family has requested that their last name not be published.)

The soft-tissue cancer tumour was in remission after treatment until it was diagnosed again in January.

When a former employee of Josh’s father heard the news, she turned to her current employer Kim Chapdelaine, the wife of BC Lions offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jacques Chapdelaine.

Read the full story here.

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