Hoops 4 Hope East Coast

The 1st Annual 2018 Hoops for Hope Tournament welcomes basketball players (16+ Male & Female), beginner to advanced, to compete in order to raise awareness about Juvenile Dermatomyositis, and to keep Christiana Powery’s memory alive! A portion of the benefits will go toward benefiting the Cure JM Foundation and AlsoTouch Foundation.

The 3v3 tournament will be held at Baruch College in New York City. There will be different divisions starting from high school all the way through adults (beginning, intermediate and advanced). A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Also Touch Foundation, a non-profit fund in memory of Christiana that will then benefit other organizations that focus on finding a cure for diseases Christiana suffered from. Another portion of the proceeds will go to CureJM, a nonprofit focused on finding a cure for Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDMS) and Juvenile Polymyositis (JPM), the rare and life-threatening autoimmune diseases collectively known as Juvenile Myositis. Approximately 2 to 4 children in a million in the United States are diagnosed with JM each year. 

At the tournament, there will be a silent auction, concession stand and other options for fundraising for AlsoTouch and CureJM.

Let’s play some ball!

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