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Bolingbrook HS volleyball marathon to help fight pediatric brain cancer on Saturday

Published: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 12:29 p.m. CDT

BOLINGBROOK – In an effort to raise money for pediatric cancer research at Lurie Children’s Hospital, Bolingbrook High School’s volleyball teams will stage a five-hour marathon on the court Saturday.

BHS freshman girls volleyball coach Matthew Patton's younger sister Casey was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 16.

Casey, now 23, will soon graduate from Illinois State University’s Mennonite College with her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

The BHS volleyball marathon will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendance and fundraising are voluntary. Community donations and T-shirt purchases ($15 each) may be made through Coach Patton at Checks can be made out to Casey Patton/Be the Cure.

All proceeds will go directly to cancer research at the hospital.

For the Pattons’ story and T-shirt information, visit

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