Event fundraising

The event will raise funds for a nine-year-old child who is battling a brain tumor

Claire Bennett

Area businesses and individuals are invited to participate in a fundraising effort for a nine-year-old Albion girl who has been battling a brain tumor for five years.
Claire Bennett, daughter of Ross and Nicole Bennett of Albion, underwent multiple surgeries due to a tumor deep in her brain.
May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month, and a special fundraising effort is being led by Applied Connective Technologies.
A special event in support of Claire will be a “matball” game on Thursday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m. with staff and teachers at the Boone Central football field.
Matball is a version of kickball that has become a tradition at Boone Central.
Applied Connective is challenging the Boone County business community to join in raising a total of $10,000 for the TeamJack Foundation in Claire’s name to support pediatric brain cancer research and awareness. Beginning May 1 and continuing through the end of the month, Applied Connective will match all new donations to the Bennett Family GoFundMe page dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000 total, including the matball event.
Claire is a ninth grader at Boone Central. Her tumor was successfully removed last December, but she faces several years of follow-up treatment.
Full story in the May 4 Albion News/Boone Co. Tribune, print and electronic editions.