Nick Knox is a child in the midst of trial sized for an adult: Nick is fighting leukemia. Nick was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) April 28, 2015.
On June 7, The Logan Banner reported about the first fundraising game held for Nick Knox. The first round of men’s and women’s games reportedly raised around $1,300 which was donated directly to the Knox family to allay the myriad of costs associated with fighting cancer. A second tournament was held Aug. 21, 22 and 23 that raised around $1,200.
With aim of raising money for the continued medical treatment of Nick Knox, a third basketball tournament will be held Oct. 9, 10 and 11 at the gym at the old East Logan High School.
Since his diagnosis, Nick has received weekly chemotherapy treatments as well as monthly bone marrow checks and blood transfusions. Nick will continue chemotherapy treatments for the next three years,
Nick’s mother, Lovarsha Knox, former Logan High School basketball standout, stated, “Nick is 10 years old, and he is in 4th grade at Holden Elementary. He is a very athletic boy. He plays basketball and all stars basketball.”
Teams of 10 people are currently being formed for the second tournament which will feature both men’s and women’s games. Players are currently being sought for both games. Anyone interested in joining a team to play in the fundraising game for Nick Knox can contact Lovarsha Knox through Facebook. The cost for each player will be $35 and tickets to see the games will cost $5.
Nick’s mother added, “I would like to thank the community for being involved in Nick’s fight with cancer.”
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]