“Helping Hands” Basketball Game Benefits Brick Family [UPDATE]
Thank you to everyone that came out to support this amazing family in their time of need. As of this afternoon, MORE THAN $20,000 was raised. Thank you once again to everyone!
This Friday night March 23rd 2012, The Brick Township Police Department will be taking on the Brick Township Green Dragon Football team at the 22nd Annual "Helping Hands" Basketball Game at the Brick Township High School East gym at 7:30pm to raise money for the Schuller Family.
The two girls, Alexis (Lexi) 13, and Georgia, 4 years old, have both been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. This is a chronic genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines. Their brother Hudson, 6 years old has been diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis. This is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow in the brain, nervous system, spinal cord, and nerves.
The family has been experiencing issues with their health insurance, and as a result, has acquired substantial amount of medical bills.
Tickets for the game are just $3.00 for adults, and $2.00 for students. Tickets can be purchased at Brick Township High School.
Andy Chase had Lexi and her dad in the studio on Wednesday to share their story.
If you can't attend the charity basketball game on Friday night, but would like to make a donation, they can be sent to the PBA Local 230, P.O. Box 1067, Brick, NJ 08723, c/o Officer Richard Nelson, Jr. Checks can be made payable to the “Schuller Fund”.
For further information, please contact Officer Richard Nelson, Jr., and Officer Robert Scelfo, at 732-262-1100 or Detective Greg Mullarkey at 732-262-1122.