IMPACT

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

CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 2:  Freshman Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph smiles during a game at Xavier University in Cincinnati Oh
CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 2: Freshman Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph smiles during a game at Xavier University in Cincinnati Ohio at the Cintas Center. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and condition of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: 2014 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

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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