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Somerville High School Girls Basketball Team Raises $4,000 for Cancer Center

The Somerville High School Girls’ Basketball Team raised $4,000 to benefit the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville Credits: Courtesy Somerville High School

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville High School girls’ basketball team recently hosted its annual “pink” game against Immaculata High School, raising $4,000 to benefit the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville.

The event included a full day of basketball with five teams in action.

The 31 members of the freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams collected donations and made 30 baskets to raffle off during the event, including Justin Bieber tickets and items donated by local merchants. The girls also sold T-shirts and baked goods.

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The Somerville High School Girls Basketball Team members are committed to “give where you live” and have raised a total of $7,500 for the Steeplechase Cancer Center since 2015.

The Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset enables Central New Jersey cancer patients to see their doctors, undergo outpatient treatment and participate in cancer research studies – all in one place close to home.

The three-story, 63,000-square-foot facility, which opened in 2007, houses radiation therapy services, infusion therapy, breast imaging services, a clinical research team, oncology rehabilitation, oncologists’ and surgeons’ offices, complementary medicine services, nutritional counseling, patient navigator services, a patient resource library and the Sanofi US Wellness Boutique.

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