Local volleyball club host fundraiser for cancer patient

Local volleyball players raise money for a cancer patient.

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Hundreds of volleyball players filled the Christ the King Soccer Fields on Saturday, and it was all for a good cause.

The Topeka Impact volleyball team held a tournament fundraiser to support their friend Mia Miyamoto.

Mia was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer earlier this year.

Organizers used the idea they had in the past of raising money for tornado victims, and implemented it to raising money in support of Mia’s medical bills.

“They were telling me what she was diagnosed with and her situation and I got to thinking, why not try to do something for this kid and their family to help with medical bills,” said Mark Evans, one of the organizers. “In ten days, we’re going to come close to raising about $9,000 for this kid.”

The event featured current KU, K-State, and Washburn volleyball players.

All the proceeds will go to Mia and her family.

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