#1More4Lauren: WNBA Players Lend Support to Lauren Hill
The story of Lauren Hill, a college freshman with a terminal brain disease who has vowed to play one final basketball game, has inspired many across the country over the last several weeks. The #1More4Lauren movement has taken off on social media leading up to her game this Sunday, where she suited up for Mount Saint Joseph's (Ohio) in front of an incredibly supportive crowd at Xavier's Cinta Center.
Chicago's Elena Delle Donne and Indiana's Tamika Catchings, among other WNBA players, attended the game to support Lauren and to raise awareness for DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas).
For more information, visit her website, http://www.1more4lauren.com/.
A sample of the outpouring of support from the WNBA community and beyond:
Please Stop what you doing and donate for Lauren HIll! She's a courageous young basketball player who has been diagnosed with cancer! Her only wish is to play in one more basketball game which is Nov 2! How special is that! Definitely shows you her love for the game! Go to http://www.thecurestartsnow.org/heroes/163 #1More4Lauren
Have heard the story of #LaurenHill Please visit www.1More4Lauren.com This young girls Bravery, Fight and Love for the game, has captured the hearts of many. I'll be making a donation to "The Cure Starts Now Foundation" in her honor! All my @wnba @nba family and fans please spread the word! Lauren's wish was to play 1 last game for her college team, Mt. St Joseph. #IBelieveInYouLauren #Prayersup #1More4Lauren 💙 #Faith #inspiration #Godbless #wbb ❤22❤💋 #appreciateeverymomentinlife
If anyone hasn't heard Lauren's story you should check it out. It has inspired and motivated me to dedicate my next game here in Russia to Lauren and I will be donating to The Cure Starts Now Foundation in her honor! I challenge all of my uconn, Mystics, spartak and WBB fans to join me in donating and spreading the word about Lauren and her wish to play one last game for her Mt.St. Joseph team!! You can learn more at www.1More4Lauren.com #1More4Lauren