Xavier WBB Slated to Host `The Cure Starts Now’ Game

Courtesy of GoXavier.com

CINCINNATI – BIG EAST women’s basketball teams are doing their part to help the Lauren Hill Tribute Fund of The Cure Starts Now Foundation reach its $1,000,000 goal. All 10 league teams have selected a home game in which a portion of their ticket revenue will be donated directly to the Lauren Hill Tribute Fund.


The Xavier women’s basketball game against Butler on Sunday, Jan. 25 has been designated as the game that will benefit this cause. Tickets for the game can be purchased at a special rate of $5 per ticket, with all proceeds benefiting The Cure Starts Now Foundation.


Tickets can be purchased online at GoXavier.com or at the box office on game day.


The Cure Starts Now will have a booth at the game with merchandise including t-shirts, wrist bands and rally towels for sale. The Foundation will also be accepting donations at the game.


The Cure Starts Now is a non-profit organization whose mission is to find the “homerun cure” for all cancer by focusing on pediatric brain cancers. The Cure Starts Now raises money for research dedicated to finding a cure for brainstem glioma. Lauren Hill, a college basketball player at nearby Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio, was diagnosed with the inoperable tumor nearly a year ago.


A story which struck a chord across the country, the NCAA, MSJU and Hiram College moved the scheduled season-opening game up to Nov. 2 so that Hill, a freshman, could fulfill her dream of playing college basketball. BIG EAST member Xavier provided the arena for the game, as all 10,250 seats at the Cintas Center were sold out in less than an hour. FOX Sports and the BIG EAST Digital Network streamed the local-area broadcast to a national audience via the BEDN app on FOX Sports GO.


For more about Lauren and The Cure Starts Now Foundation, please visit www.1more4lauren.com and www.thecurestartsnow.org.


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