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Fundraisers for teen cancer patient

The Cedar Springs basketball team in their #ryanstrong shirts visiting Ryan the night before surgery. Courtesy photo.

The Cedar Springs Athletic department and the Boys Basketball team are currently doing a couple of fundraisers to benefit Ryan Smith, a senior basketball player. Ryan is currently recovering from the removal of a large sarcoma (cancer) tumor from his skull. This form of cancer is called Leiomyosarcoma, which is cancer that attacks soft tissue. As you can imagine, this was a surgery that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, and with high insurance deductibles, Ryan’s family could use your thoughts and prayers, as well as any financial support you are able to offer to help with both their immediate and future medical bills.

Ryan is a beloved student at Cedar Springs and the following are ways in which you can show the family financial support.

Senior Night on February 28 for our Varsity Boys’ and Girls’ Games is sure to be an emotional time. Part of this night will be honoring Ryan, and hopefully, everyone will have on their #ryanstrong shirts. Varsity Girls will play at 5:30, Boys at 7:00 p.m. On this night, we have planned a special benefit dinner in conjunction with Nonno’s Homestyle Italian & Pizzeria in town. They will be serving $10 spaghetti dinners in the High School cafeteria (dine-in or take-out) for $10 (includes garlic bread and dessert) with proceeds benefitting Ryan’s cause. A limited number of walk-up sales will be available for the dinner. Dinner will be served from 5-7:15 p.m. on February 28.

Additional fundraising events will be planned throughout the night, as well as honoring all of our basketball seniors.

If you cannot attend the game on Friday and participate in the various fundraisers there, an account has been set up where any generous giving would also be greatly appreciated: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1026506387748410/

Thanks in advance for supporting Ryan through your prayers, and any participation in the above fundraisers.

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