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Event Raises Funds For Girl Battling Brain Tumor

Reported: Feb. 1, 2014 9:10 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 1, 2014 11:32 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Fallon Pierson, Heath Harrison) – Police and first responders hit the hardwood for some fun and a good cause on Saturday.

The Charleston Police Department, along with emergency officials and local businesses, had a charity basketball tournament for Alecia Oldham.

Alecia, 12, is in seventh grade at Winfield Middle School and is the daughter of Cpl. Kevin Oldham, who has been a police officer for nine years. Alecia was diagnosed with a brain tumor on Dec. 11, after being taken from school by ambulance, and has undergone many surgeries to try and remove it.

Those shooting hoops for Alecia estimated up to $10,000 was raised to help her family with medical expenses.

"We're trying to raise as much money as we can to offset some of the medical bills and some of the costs associated with this cancer diagnosis,”Lt. Shawn Williams, of Charleston police, said. “We put it together really quick, and the community has come together to help us do it."

An account for the family has been set up by the Citizen Police Academy. Anyone wanting to donate can visit the Prayers for Alecia Facebook page.

Anyone wanting to send Alecia a card can mail it to:

P.O. Box 444
Hurricane, WV 25526




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