Basketball Tournament to Help Support Cancer Treatment

A basketball tournament is being held June 4th and 5th to help raise funds for a young athletes cancer treatment. The tournament is being held at the Chambersburg Area Senior High School.

Pricilla’s battle

Pricilla is an 18 year old student athlete who just graduated from Quincy High School. She was diagnosed with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). 

HLH is a rare life threatening blood condition that signals the immune system to go into attack mode.

The bodies defense team destroys healthy cells, causing chaos and uncontrolled inflammation throughout the body.  

In Priscilla’s case, the attack is mostly against her brain cells.  She has had transfusions and is prescribed  an intense treatment regimen to suppress her immune system.   Although Priscilla is currently receiving treatments, she is still in need of a life saving bone marrow transplant.   

Basketball Tournament

The basketball tournament will have free admission, but it is strongly encouraged for individuals to make donations upon entry. All proceeds will go towards supporting Pricilla in her battle.

The games will start at 4 p.m. on Saturday and last until 9 p.m.

On Sunday, games will begin at 11 a.m. lasting until the 4 p.m. championship game.

Local AAU teams will participate in the event.

Organizer Cade Whitfield said, “I’m thankful to work with such a great organization in Sideline Cancer and the Griffith family. The mission is to continue to inspire others and provide hope for every individual and family fighting cancer.”

Fund the Fight

To date a GoFundMe page has raised $45,766 of their $50,000 goal. The goal of this event is to hit the $50,000 mark. If you cannot attend, but wish to make a donation, click here.