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Volleyball Team Inspired by Grad's Cancer Battle

Posted on: November 29, 2016

During last year’s season, Milford High School’s volleyball team wanted to raise money to support a cause that was close to home. The team raised money through the Volley for a Cause event totaling more than $2,300 for the Walk Ahead for a Cure, supporting research and education at the UC Brain Tumor Center. The Brain Tumor Center provides patients with treatment while working to find effective new treatments and, ultimately, a cure.

Former Milford volleyball coaches, Ernie House and Liz Emmons, presented the $2,300 check for Walk Ahead for a Cure to Kelli Woodstock on November 21. Kelli attended Milford High School and was an athlete there. She was diagnosed with a Stage 4 Glioblastoma in July 2014, and has been undergoing treatment for the past two years. It was Kelli’s fight that inspired the team to raise money for the Brain Tumor Center.

"I am deeply honored and humbled by the generosity of the 2015 Girls Volleyball team in picking Walk Ahead for a Cure as their Volley for a Cause. These efforts will help provide further research into brain tumors and will contribute in finding a cure. To just say thank you, isn't enough,” Kelli Woodstock said.