World Pancreatic Cancer Day
The Millennium Carillon played two concerts yesterday to raise awareness for World Pancreatic Cancer Day. Pancreatic cancer is a particularly dangerous type of cancer as there is no reliable early detection method – it’s often not caught until stage four. The Joseph C. Monastra Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research partnered with the Naperville Park District and Naperville City Carillonneur Tim Sleep, who lost his brother to the disease last year, to put on the concerts and light the tower purple for a week.
Toys for Tots
The Naperville Park District Police Department is once again collecting Toys for Tots. For the twelfth year in a row, new, unwrapped toys can be donated at collection boxes around town, to help those less fortunate who can’t afford Christmas gifts for their children. Donations can be made now through December 16, and you can check the park district website for the full list of collection box locations.
Beginning tomorrow you can explore the dazzling display of tree lights at Morton Arboretum’s Illumination. Visitors will get to walk a one-mile path of a winter wonderland filled with lighting effects that dance to holiday music. And new this year are treelike sculptures that project intricate designs of light. Illumination is open now through January 1 on every day except Mondays and December 31. And you can purchase tickets at the door or on the arboretum’s website.
All CCIW Football Team
The All CCIW Football team was released this week and to nobody’s surprise, the list is packed full of North Central College players.
Junior quarterback Broc Rutter was named the Art Keller Conference Offensive Player of the Year for the second time in his three-year career. Sophomore Guard Sharmore Clarke won the offensive lineman of the year award as well. Wide receiver Andrew Kamienski and Guard Ricky Strba joined Clarke and Rutter on the first-team offense. Earning first-team defense honors are defensive tackle Tommy Hyland, linebacker DJ Warkenthien and cornerback Jake Beesley, each of who are first-team selections for the first time. Kicker Derek Judka is the first-team all CCIW kicker and wide receiver Mike Sfikas was selected to the second-team Offense.
You can watch the Cardinals host Hanover College in the first round of the Division III playoffs tomorrow at noon on NCTV17 and NCTV17.com.
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