SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – Notre Dame Softball held their 10th annual Strike Out Cancer celebration this weekend.
The team worked all week to raise awareness and funds for children across Indiana who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Head Coach Deanna Gumpf’s daughter, Tatum, battled leukemia 10 years ago and now, during the pandemic, Gumpf knows how important it is to support these families.
“I can’t imagine what families are dealing with, other than the fact that their bubble is even tighter and their group of people is probably even smaller than they are allowed to see,” said Gumpf, “So it’s just a constant reminder of when you Being in a time when you’re dealing with someone so close to you fighting something so deadly and serious is scary and these times don’t make it any easier. ”
So far, Notre Dame Softball has raised more than $ 22,000 dollars this week. If you want to donate, click here.
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