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Indiana's WNBA team honor Lauren Hill's legacy

Lauren passed away on April 10 from a rare form of brain cancer, DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) [Photo: FOX19 NOW File] Lauren passed away on April 10 from a rare form of brain cancer, DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) [Photo: FOX19 NOW File]
Hill's family was in attendance Sunday as the Fever paid tribute to Lauren (Source: @Sportscenter, Twitter) Hill's family was in attendance Sunday as the Fever paid tribute to Lauren (Source: @Sportscenter, Twitter)
A No.22 jersey was placed on a chair on the team's bench (Source: @BillBenner,Twitter) A No.22 jersey was placed on a chair on the team's bench (Source: @BillBenner,Twitter)
A special video was played before the game in honor of Lauren Hill (Source: Shane Clipfell) A special video was played before the game in honor of Lauren Hill (Source: Shane Clipfell)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (FOX19) - The WNBA's Indiana Fever honored Lauren Hill's legacy during their game Sunday against Chicago with Hill's family in attendance.

For every layup made in Saturday's game, the Fever's Be YOUnique Fund donated $300 to The Cure Starts Now Foundation. The Fever and Sky combined for 32 layups and the fund donated a total of $9,600 to The Cure Starts Now Foundation. Following the game, fans were invited to shoot “Layups for Lauren.”

A special video tribute was played before the game, and a special No. 22 jersey was put on a chair on the team's bench.

Hill inspired millions by playing for Mount St. Joseph and brought awareness to an incredibly rare form of brain cancer, DIPG, all while battling the disease herself. She helped raise more than $1 million for cancer research.

She passed away on April 10 at 19 years old.

As a senior at Lawrenceburg High School, Hill was diagnosed with DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) only 49 days after signing on to play at MSJ.

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