Game On! Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at Lurie Children's Takes on Layup 4 Lauren Challenge

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at Lurie Children’s took the Layup 4 Lauren challenge to raise awareness and research funding for DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). See how superstar patients from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and neuro-oncologists, Drs. Stewart Goldman, Jason Fangusaro, Rishi Lulla and Natasha Pillay Smiley rose to the challenge!

19-year-old Lauren Hill received nationwide attention when she achieved a life-time goal of playing in a college basketball game despite an inoperable brain tumor. Hill, who is currently receiving hospice care at home, wants her legacy to last beyond the season. She started the #Layup4Lauren Challenge to help fund brain tumor research.

The rules are simple. Because Lauren struggles with bouts of dizziness that forced her to shoot with her off hand, the challenge is to spin five times and then try to make a layup with your non-dominant hand. If you make it, you pass it along on social media and challenge others. If you miss, you make a donation. Read more

The Lurie Children’s team didn’t hesitate to take up the challenge from Hill’s neuro-oncologists at Cincinnati Children’s. We all score when more funds are raised to develop new, effective therapies for brain cancers. 

Watch Lurie Children’s team take on the challenge


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