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HTMS charity game raises $6,700

By Gary Lloyd

The Hewitt-Trussville Middle School charity basketball game Feb. 19 raised $6,700 for the National Brain Tumor Society.

The school selected this charity because it has recently had a student treated, a faculty member being treated and several family members of faculty diagnosed with brain tumors.

The National Brain Tumor Society is committed to finding better treatments and ultimately a cure for people living with a brain tumor and those who will be affected in the future.

Through donations at the game, the school also raised more than $200 for the Children’s Miracle Network.

In the eight years the middle school has held the charity basketball game, it has now raised nearly $44,000. Past games have benefited Harry S. Truman Middle School, Susan B. Komen Fund, Big Oak Ranch, Special Olympics, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Amelia Center and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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