Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Call to Help: Ex-X player and current ACAA ref's wife battling cancer

Just received this from former St. FX, Calgary and uOttawa player Greg Maillet, who is a Professor at Crandall U. in Moncton regarding the wife of former X player Chris Ross (played five years between 1984-88) and is now one of the finest basketball officials in Atlantic Canada.  One of Ross's closest friends is current UNB Varsity Reds Head Coach Brent Baker, another X alumnus. Let's bring the basketball community together to help the Ross family in their time of need.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chris and sons Patrick and Tristen (a member of Nova Scotia's U-14 team), who are coping as best they can with the sudden diagnosis of an aggressive form of cancer in beloved wife and mother Lynn Ross. Lynn has spent the past two weeks in Halifax hospital but may be eligible for emergency cancer treatment in Toronto.  Friends and former X teammates of Chris have set up a fund to help the family offset the costs of getting Lynn, who is in her early 40's, these much needed treatments

A "Ross Family Fund" has been set up at a bank in Truro, where Chris lives, and a fundraiser is also planned for Nov. 6th in Truro. Those wishing to support the Ross Family can do so by making a donation to:
The Ross Family Fund
Bank of Nova Scotia
589 Prince Street
Truro, NS B2N 1G2
Phone: (902) 895-7982

Donations can also be sent by inter-branch courier through any Bank of Nova Scotia in Canada. Simply use the transit Number (#01123) to forward funds to the West End Truro Branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia. On behalf of Chris's many teammates and friends, here's hoping the basketball community can fast break on this one.

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