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Evansville family building home to raise money for neuroblastoma research

EVANSVILLE (WKOW) — An Evansville family is going the extra mile in hopes of finding a cure for the cancer their daughter was diagnosed with.

4-year-old Harlow Phillips was diagnosed with neuroblastoma last September.

In February, her cousin and one of his classmates hosted a princess ball in Harlow’s name. They raised more than $90,000, and $20,000 of the funds were donated to Beat Nb. The organization is parent-run and dedicated to finding a cure for neuroblastoma.

Harlow’s family was interested in raising more money for the cause.

Monday was the groundbreaking for a home in Evansville Harlow’s dad is building. The family hopes to raise at least $200,000 for Beat Nb.

"We spend a lot of time in the hospital and he has a lot of time to think," said Harlow’s mom Melani Phillips. "He said, "what can I do to make the most amount of money to fundraise to find a cure for this?" And he’s like, well I build houses, this is what I do. I wonder if I can build a house and raise money this way?"

All of the materials being used to build the home along with the labor are being donated.

Once the home is finished, Harlow’s family plans to auction it off or sell it. All proceeds will be donated to Beat Nb in Harlow’s name.


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