1st Alliance Volleyball Club provides a home for boys and girls to learn the game of volleyball from the age of 4 years old through 12th grade. The club provides opportunities to give back to the community through fundraisers and community service projects. 1st Alliance was established in 1994 and has seen many alumni continue to give back to their communities.
"Make the Cut" was established 6 years ago to give 1st Alliance volleyball players a way to give back to a greater cause. The players donate between 8-12 inches of their hair for cancer wigs. During "Make the Cut" donations are also collected for Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
This event will take place on Sunday, May 20th from 11:00am-3:30pm at the MAX-McCook (4750 S. Vernon Ave, McCook, IL)
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a national organization founded in 1992 and has been actively contributing to children stricken with cancer. Its’ mission to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it is supported through 2 main programs:
Bear Hugs Program: Supports cancer patients (ages 0 –19), as well as their immediate families, that face the many challenges that accompany the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cancer. Our outreach serves both in state and out of state children that are being treated at one of the nine major Chicago area hospitals with pediatric oncology departments. A Bear Hug is a customized experience that brightens the life of a child going through cancer. The Bear Hugs Program also provides immediate family support for financial burden and essential needs.
Bear Discoveries: Each year, medical research grants are awarded nationwide primarily to junior investigative researchers who make meaningful advancements and discoveries towards finding a cure and therapies for various types of pediatric cancer.