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Indiana Fever Pays Tribute to Lauren Hill

On Sunday, the Indiana Fever paid tribute to Lauren Hill before their game against the Chicago Sky in Indianapolis, Indiana. The team also gave her family a framed Fever jersey with Lauren’s name and No. 22 printed on it on the court.

The team also donated $300 for every layup the team made to the nonprofit organization that Lauren Hill cofounded, the Cure Starts Now Foundation. In total, the team ended up donating $9,600 for just that game.

Lauren Hill was the 19-year-old college basketball player who died in April this year after battling with an inoperable brain tumor over the last two years. Despite the physical limitations that set in with the tumor, Hill had been able to play basketball even last year in an attempt to also raise cancer awareness. She also created The Cure Starts Now Foundation which had raised about $1.5 million for cancer research before her death.

As her mother, Lisa Hill, pointed out, Lauren would have been very honored by the Fever’s tribute to her.

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