By Brent Crossman

CHS Teacher

In 1982 my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was 12 years old and did not really have any idea what my mother was going through. Her only option back then was a mastectomy and chemotherapy.

After her surgery and treatments my mother survived breast cancer. Two years ago my mother again was diagnosed with breast cancer and successfully beat cancer again.

To honor her 36 years as a breast cancer survivor and to all those who have won or lost their battle with cancer, the 12th annual Hooping For A Cure staff vs. students basketball game fundraiser will be held March 3 at 6 p.m. at the Charlotte High School Dome. The Charlotte High School Relay For Life team has raised $103,219 since the first game in 2007.

This year’s event is also the kick-off event for the Charlotte Relay For Life event on June 22nd at the CHS track.  If you want to start a team, information will be available at Hooping For A Cure.

We are asking all cancer survivors to please come to the game so we can honor your courage of beating this awful disease.

Hooping For A Cure t-shirts are being sold for $10 to raise money for cancer research. They are available at the Charlotte High School Main Office. The sizes are youth small to 3XL. If you buy a shirt you will get into the basketball game for free. There will be many groups performing at halftime including the Charlotte drum line.  We will also honor all cancer survivors and remember all of those who have lost the battle. Between quarters of the game we will have a half-court shooting contest for free pizzas and a raffle of MSU, UM, and Detroit Tigers autographed merchandise, Tiger tickets, Lugnut tickets, and more.

Our goal this year is to raise $10,000.

If you have any questions, please call (517) 652-9853 or email at