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Rotolo walk-a-thon to benefit Batavia man

Mike Hubert has been battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:03 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014 5:07 p.m. CDT

BATAVIA – The community is coming together to help a Batavia man who is battling lymphoma.

A three-mile walk-a-thon will be from 8 a.m. to noon May 31 at the Rotolo Middle School track field, 1501 S. Raddant Road, Batavia, to benefit the family of Mike Hubert, who has battled Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma for the past four years.

"I just felt like there was something I could do," said Danielle Burciaga, who is helping organize the walk-a-thon. She also recently helped collect gift cards, household items and other donations for the family as Hubert's wife, Kelli, has had to take over as family caretaker and sole financial provider.

The Huberts have three children. Burciaga is a Illinois Central School Bus driver, and has gotten to know the Hubert family through driving their children to school. The entry fee for the walk-a-thon is $10 a person or $20 a family. Cash and check donations also are welcome, Burciaga said.

"We are looking to raise $5,000 through the walk-a-thon," she said.

Prizes also will be raffled off as part of the event. K. Hollis Jewelers in Batavia and Massage Envy are among those that will be providing prizes during the walk-a-thon, she said.

To hep put on the walk-a-thon, Burciaga said donations still are being sought for such things as water bottles and ice. Information is available by contacting daniellebrcg487@gmail.com.

Know more A three-mile walk-a-thon will be from 8 a.m. to noon May 31 at the Rotolo Middle School track, 1501 S. Raddant Road, Batavia, to benefit the family of Mike Hubert, who has battled Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma for the past four years.

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