This Thursday, October 5th, the Fenwick Girls' Volleyball Team is hosting a “Volley for the Cure” game against St. Laurence. All this week, players from the team are selling wristbands for $3. Additional cash or check donations made out to Comer Children's Hospital or online donations also will be accepted.
All proceeds will go to the Isabel Lopez Memorial at Comer Children's Hospital for Pediatric Cancer Research in honor of St. Laurence senior Isabel Lopez, who passed away last week after a three-year battle with cancer. “Isa and many other pediatric cancer patients never receive the chance to live the full high school experience we are lucky enough to have at Fenwick,” says Fenwick volleyball player Elizabeth Stehlik ’18, who attended grade school with Lopez at St. Daniel the Prophet on the South Side of Chicago.
Stehlik has been a part of events like these her previous three years in high school, and she wanted to do this in memory of her friend. She garnered full support from Head Volleyball Coach Kathleen O’Laughlin. Liz herself is missing her senior season due to a severe knee injury: She suffered torn cartilage in her kneecap (patella) this summer and underwent surgery on August 3rd. She says her scar and physical rehabilitation seems trivial when compared to what Isa went through.
Proceeds from the entrance fee at the October 5th game also will be donated to Comer Children’s Hospital, and all students with wristbands will enter for free. Please see Liz with any questions, and don't forget to come out to the game this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. vs. the St. Laurence Vikings. Members of both teams will be wearing warm-up T-shirts with the saying, “We Dance with Isa.”