Rockton Police holding fundraiser for girl with rare leukemia - – Rockford’s News Leader

Rockton Police holding fundraiser for girl with rare leukemia

Amanda Babyar Amanda Babyar

Members of the Rockton Police Department will trade their uniforms for workout clothes and Zumba for a good cause.

A Zumba fundraiser for Amanda Babyar will be held in the Hononegah High School Gym on at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15. Besides Zumba, the fundraiser will also feature prizes, raffle items, and auctions items. Cost to take part is $10 and the fundraiser is open to the public.

Some prizes include autographed memorabilia from the Chicago Blackhawks, Bears merchandise, IceHogs suite tickets, restaurant packages, salon packages, golf packages, a DJ voucher, a tattoo voucher, and much more.

Amanda was diagnosed with High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2011. She also has a Philadelphia Chromosome. She receives one week of heavy chemotherapy every month and takes daily medication. Although she is in remission, the Philadelphia Chromosome remains and she is scheduled for a bone marrow transplant.

Organizers of the fundraiser hope to raise money to help with Amanda's medical costs. For more information, visit

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