Stand Firm Warrior

The North Lincoln High School vs. East Lincoln High School football game on Friday night was the third annual Childhood Cancer Awareness (Gold) football game. During half time, 43 children stood on the field holding light sticks to signify the 43 children that are diagnosed with cancer every day as Michelle Love told the story of her son, BJ Correll who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. BJ passed away from this disease two days after his 15th birthday. He would have graduated from North Lincoln High School in 2019. Also on the field were seven children holding white roses to represent the seven children who die from cancer every day.

During this game, the Stand Firm Warrior Foundation, organized in memory of BJ Correll to fight childhood cancer by providing support to pediatric cancer initiatives focused on complementary and alternative treatments, advocate for awareness and education and support the warriors. At the game, $414.42 was received in donations and $2,500 was received in corporate donations -- $1,000 from People’s Bank and $1,500 from Daimler Trucks. All funds raised go to support our mission of fighting childhood cancer by funding the supportive medicine initiative at Levine Children’s Hospital, providing support to Warriors, and creating opportunities for awareness of the reality of the horrors children with cancer endure.

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