Community shows love for Charity Week

By: Maria Allard | Grosse Pointe Times | Published February 6, 2018

 The winning numbers for raffles are announced during halftime at the girls varsity basketball game between Grosse Pointe North and Grosse Pointe South high schools Feb. 1 at North in Grosse Pointe Woods. Before the game, tickets could be put into cans for various prizes, including gift certificates and a coveted VIP parking spot.

The winning numbers for raffles are announced during halftime at the girls varsity basketball game between Grosse Pointe North and Grosse Pointe South high schools Feb. 1 at North in Grosse Pointe Woods. Before the game, tickets could be put into cans for various prizes, including gift certificates and a coveted VIP parking spot.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes

GROSSE POINTES — The student association members of Grosse Pointe North and Grosse Pointe South high schools held Charity Week Jan. 26 through Feb. 1. The students coordinated a number of activities at school and in the community to raise money for the I Love Lucy Fund.

At the Feb. 1 girls varsity basketball game between North and South at North in Grosse Pointe Woods, the student association members revealed that Charity Week had raised $13,346 for the I Love Lucy Fund at the Meade Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Unit.

Meade is located on the campus of St. John Hospital and Medical Center on Moross Road on the Detroit-Grosse Pointe Woods border. The I Love Lucy Fund assists families receiving treatment at Meade that need help paying medical bills.

The I Love Lucy Fund was created in 2013 by the Loch family on behalf of their daughter, Lucy. In early February 2013, Lucy Loch, then 14, was diagnosed with stage 3B Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Loch, a South High School graduate, underwent treatment at the Meade unit and has been in remission for about four years. She is now a student at the University of Michigan.

Loch’s sister, Clare, a sophomore at North, was among the many students who put on Charity Week. There are four children in the Loch Family — two girls and two boys.