to R) Edison Community College women’s basketball team player Brooke
mother Connie, Edison Athletics Director Chip Hare and
assistant Amber Selhorst, at the
Annual “Shoot for a Cure” event to
raise money for the fight against cancer.
Annual “Shoot for a Cure”
Edison Community College...
Edison Community College held its annual “Shoot for a Cure” basketball
match in the Piqua campus gymnasium Wednesday, Feb. 22, to honor and
benefit cancer patients in the area.
Admission and concession proceeds from the men’s and women’s games will
be split between purchasing education materials for colon cancer at
Upper Valley Medical Center and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for
Before the start of the women’s game against Owens Community College,
Connie Gariety, mother of player Brooke Gariety, was honored by the
Edison Athletics Department for her courageous fight against colon
cancer. A year ago, Gariety was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer,
but after months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, has entered
into remission and received a clean bill of health from her doctors at
Gariety was presented with an autographed basketball from the women’s
team. Jean Heath, director of the UVMC Cancer Center, was on hand to
present Gariety with a cookbook.
Gariety credits her doctors and UVMC for the care she received during
her battle but most importantly knows the love and support she received
from her family helped get her through those most difficult times.
This past fall, the Edison women’s volleyball team held “Dig for a
Cure”, which helped to raise money for the family of Eli Leingang, the
two-year-old son of faculty member Brian Leingang, after he was
diagnosed with Leukemia.
“So many people out there have been hit hard by cancer, whether
personally or through a loved one,” said Chip Hare, Edison athletic
director. “We’re very proud and thankful as an institution to be able
to give back to the community through this annual event and look
forward to continuing it in the future.”
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