Inspirational Player Lauren Hill’s Charity Reaches $1 Million in Donations

Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph watches the action during the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America)
Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph watches the action during the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America)

A cancer charity backed by Ohio college basketball player Lauren Hill has used a final push to reach her goal of $1 million in donations by the end of the year.

Hill got national attention when she played in a Division III basketball game with Mount St. Joseph on Nov. 2 despite suffering from an inoperable brain tumor diagnosed a year ago. She made layups for the first and last baskets of the game.

Hill is a 19-year-old freshman. She has since November helped raise more than $775,000 for cancer research and treatment through a charity called The Cure Starts Now.

The charity which tweeted a telethon Tuesday helped it reach her goal.

Online: http://www.layup4lauren.org/

SOURCE: The Associated Press

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