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12/31/2014 10:42 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

College Basketball Player With Inoperable Brain Tumor Raises $1 Million For Charity

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- A cancer charity backed by Ohio college basketball player Lauren Hill has used a final push to reach her goal of $1 million in donations by the end of the year.

Hill got national attention when she played in a Division III basketball game with Mount St. Joseph on Nov. 2 despite suffering from an inoperable brain tumor diagnosed a year ago. She made layups for the first and last baskets of the game.

Hill is a 19-year-old freshman. She has since November helped raise more than $775,000 for cancer research and treatment through a charity called The Cure Starts Now.

The charity tweeted a telethon Tuesday helped it reach her goal.

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You can support Hill's charity here.

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