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In Memory of Little Sister, High School Basketball Center Mallory Brodnik Collecting Pledges for Baskets She Scores in her Senior Season

Mallory Brodnik (left) shares a convivial moment with opponent on the court. (Photo courtesy of Mallory Brodnik)

Brodnik Has Set Up Fund for Pledges and Donations for Every Point She Scores

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA–In an effort to raise funds and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer,  Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology‘s basketball center, Mallory Brodnik, is dedicating her senior season to all kids battling the disease as a Champion for Kids with Cancer. Mallory will accept donations and pledges for every point she scores during the 2018-2019 girls basketball season. All donations received will benefit childhood cancer research through Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).

Mallory’s younger sister, Kelly, passed away in September after battling osteosarcoma for the last two and half years. “I am fundraising to find a cure so that kids with cancer, like my sister, who are so full of hope and magic get the chance to grow up and live their best lives,” said Mallory. For the past two years, she has organized an annual Game for Childhood Cancer which raised over $2,000 for research. Through her Champion campaign, Mallory hopes to raise another $2,000 which will fund about a week of research.

The Champion for Kids with Cancer program was started by All-State Ohio football player Matt Colella who battled cancer as a middle school student. Matt accepted pledges and donations for extra points and field goals scored to raise money for childhood cancer research. The program has been adapted so any athlete in any sport can make a difference. For more information, to pledge or to donate, visit Mallory’s Champion page.                       

About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $150 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 800 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit AlexsLemonade.org.

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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