Mario Chalmers Foundation Project 15Project 15 is a monetary award designed to provide funding to community organizations that inspire youth to participate in educational and recreational activities. Project 15 recipients are awarded based on essay submission and/or community recommendations.
Mario's ClosetMario Chalmers will always be remembered for making the miracle 3-point that helped propel the KU Jayhawks to the national title in 2008. Now, he's reaching beyond his basketball heriocs by helping cancer patients in the Lawrence Memorial Hospital. "Mario's Closet" will offer patients low cost accessories like wigs, cosmetics, bras and even prostheses. The Miami Heat guard says he always wanted to learn more about cancer after his childhood friend lost his mother to breast cancer. "I try to do my best on the basketball court so people will remember me, but off the court I try to do as much I can", said Chalmers. He added it's important to help out the people who are struggling to battle cancer.
The Mario Chalmers Foundation donated $25,000 to the hospital to create the shop. It will offer items at a reduced cost to some patients and is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Again for more information on this highly reputable foundation visit www.mariochalmersfoundation.com. I am sure you will be impressed like The Sports Girls Team was.
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