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Cajasol dedicates last Eurocup game to a good cause
Feb 18, 2013
Although it is already eliminated from the Eurocup going into the Last 16’s final week of play, the Spanish club Cajasol Seville is leaving with a touch of class, by dedicating its last game to help a little girl in need. For a visit from Spartak St. Petersburg on Wednesday, Cajasol will charge just €1 per ticket and give all the gate proceeds to the family of Susana Cabral, a one-year-old baby who lives in nearby Dos Hermanas. Susana has Sturge Weber Syndrome, a rare disease that requires an expensive, specialized medical treatment for which the family has to travel to Barcelona. The Andalusian basketball federation informed Cajasol about the initiative to help Susana and the club has put together a series of actions to help her. First, Cajasol will lowered the ticket price for the game against Spartak. Although it was going to have no impact on the Eurocup standings, as Spartak will finish second and Cajasol fourth in Group K regardless of the outcome, the game will now change a girl's life for the better. Also, on Sunday during a Spanish League game against Asefa Estudiantes, Cajasol fans were encouraged to make donations to help Susana's family.
Sturge–Weber syndrome, sometimes referred to as encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis, is a rare congenital neurological and skin disorder. It is characterized by abnormal blood vessels on the brain surface. It is usually manifested at birth by a port-wine stain on the forehead and upper eyelid of one side of the face. Treatment for Sturge–Weber syndrome is symptomatic. Laser treatment may be used to lighten or remove the birthmark. Eurocup encourages all basketball fans in Seville to enjoy a good game and help Cajasol in such a supportive action.
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