For those who missed it, FOX Sports Ohio will replay the Big East’s production of the women’s basketball game between Mount St. Joseph University and Hiram College this Thursday, Nov. 6th at 8:00pm.
The game was played yesterday, Nov. 2nd to accommodate the wish of Lauren Hill to achieve her dream of playing in one college basketball game. Lauren was diagnosed last October with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a form of brain cancer which is currently an incurable condition. FOX Sports Ohio aired the game live on Sunday, as the public’s overwhelming demand for tickets drew a sellout crowd at Xavier University’s Cintas Center.
Lauren was in on the first play and made the first layup of the game. She later sat down for an interview with broadcasters Brad Johansen and Betsy Ross, and the Mount went on to win 66-55.
Lauren and her family selected The Cure Starts Now Foundation as the recipient of the funds raised. All proceeds will be provided to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to continue support of their International DIPG registry. The registry’s primary goal is understanding the biology of DIPGs in the interest of developing more effective therapies and approaches to diagnosis, assessment and treatments that will improve patient outcomes. Donations to The Cure Starts Now can be made here: http://www.thecurestartsnow.org/heroes/163/.