Chicago Bulls point guard C.J. Watson will headline a bowling fundraiser Sunday in Algonquin to benefit a Maine West High School student who has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.
The Team Amber Bowling Benefit will be held from 5:30-10 p.m. Sunday at Brunswick Zone XL, 1611 S. Randall Road in Algonquin.
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Watson's Quietstorm Foundation is a sponsor of the event, the proceeds of which will go to benefit brain cancer research and help the family of 16-year-old Amber Moosvi. Moosvi, a junior at Maine West, was recently diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive brain tumor that infiltrates surrounding brain tissue, according to Dorothy Hillibrant, Amber's mother.
Doctors removed 70 percent of the tumor from her brain and Amber continues to undergo chemotherapy, her mother said. But she added glioblastoma generally has a very poor prognosis, with a survival rate average of one year after diagnosis.
Insurance has not covered all the costs for Amber's treatment, Hillibrant said, which has added to the financial hardship of her family.
In addition to bowling, the fundraiser will offer laser tag and video games as well as a silent auction and a magnetic reveal wall, which will reveal a picture and more donations are made. For those purchasing a $75 VIP ticket, there will be a meet and greet and autograph session with Watson. Other ticket prices are $50 with bowling and $25 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or contact TeamAmber2012@gmail.com to purchase tickets.