TOWSON, Md - Local high school students team up to host a fundraiser to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
It's all part of Dodge for a Cure. Several area Independent and Public High Schools have put together teams for the event.
The teams will square off on Saturday in a Dodge ball Tournament.
Teams will consist of six to ten players. Participating schools are: Bryn Mawr School, Boys' Latin School, Friends School, Garrison Forest School, Gilman School, Notre Dame Prep, Roland Park Country School, St. Paul's School for Boys, St Paul's School for Girls, Pikesville High School, Towson High School and Loyola High School.
Cystic Fibrosis is a fatal genetic disease that afflicts more than 30,000 people in the United States.
It causes debilitating lung infections that lead to premature death. Students want to encourage others to participate in the fundraiser.
"We want to spread awareness to everyone because it is a very common genetic disease. My brother has it and a lot of people in the community do so it's good to spread information about it. People need to understand how to treat it and how to cure it maybe one day in the future," said Josh Hamburger, Senior at Boys' Latin School.
Dodge for a Cure will be held on Saturday February 23rd from 4:30pm to 8:00pm at Boys' Latin School in Towson. The cost is $10 per person.