Help for a friend

Friends came together Dec. 12 to support Northside Middle School seventh-grader Alana Cook, who is undergoing treatment to prevent brain cancer from returning. Cook went through surgery Nov. 4 in Indianapolis to have a tumor removed and now is being treated at the Chicago Proton Center, where she is undergoing radiation therapy. The event, attended by about 150 people, exceeded a fundraising goal of $3,000 for the Cook family. The money will go toward medical expenses.