Benefit Earns $15K For Sick Child

The family of Piper Coqueran received a check to help with their medical bills. (Photo courtesy Brick PD)

BRICK – A fundraiser raised $15,215 for a local family fighting cancer, police reported.

Piper Coqueran, who is fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and his family were the beneficiaries of a basketball fundraiser. The game pitted Brick police against Brick Township High School’s football team.

Police said this was the 27th annual Helping Hands Basketball Game. Chief James Riccio and business administrator Joanne Bergin attended the ceremony presenting the family with the money.

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Chris Lundy is News Editor at Micromedia. He has covered Ocean County news and features in various publications since 2003. Lundy worked for Gannett with articles in The Beacon, Observer and Asbury Park Press. He's also written for the Community Connection, Patch and ShoreBeat.