View Full Version : Mario Chalmers opens shop for cancer patients

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07-20-2011, 03:28 PM

Ex-Jayhawk Chalmers aiding Lawrence hospital
July 13, 2011, 4:34 p.m. EDT
Lawrence Journal-World
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Former Kansas Jayhawks basketball star Mario Chalmers is opening a specialty shop for cancer patients at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Chalmers, now with the NBA's Miami Heat, told the Lawrence Journal-World he wants to help cancer patients because the disease claimed the mother of a childhood friend.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for the shop, called Mario's Closet, is set for July 22 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The shop will carry a variety of free or low-cost accessories such as wigs, prosthetics and hats.

Chalmers was treated at the hospital for various injuries during a college career capped by a dramatic three-pointer that sent Kansas to an overtime win over Memphis for the 2008 NCAA championship.___

07-20-2011, 05:49 PM


Gee something extreemly positive about an NBA player doing something good

Absolutely shocking its such a small blip in the news


07-20-2011, 07:04 PM
i really thought this was going to be about selling weed

07-20-2011, 08:18 PM
I'll admit it, so did I. :D

Good for Mario though.

07-20-2011, 11:54 PM
I agree that I thought it was going to be about selling some type of medicinal substance lol. This is a great story to read about, though. I always like hearing news articles like these instead of about all the arrests and such of NBA players these days.