Buffalo Grove High School's freshman basketball team wore pink shoelaces on the court Friday to support a teammate whose mother passed away.
Saturday, February 16
The Buffalo Grove High School freshman boys basketball team displayed support Friday for teammate Joseph Faraci, whose mother passed away this week after a battle with cancer. The players wore pink to school Friday and used pink laces in their basketball shoes during Friday night's game. Visitation will be held for Arlington Heights resident Mary Faraci from 2-8 p.m. Feb. 17 at Glueckert Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at St. Edna Catholic Church.
Members of the Buffalo Grove Fire Department are participating in "Movember," an initiative that raises awareness and funds for men's health issues.
A number of Buffalo Grove firefighters will soon sport new mustaches as the department participates in Movember, an international effort to raise money and awareness for men’s health issues. This is accomplished by growing mustaches during the month of November. The facial hair serves as a conversation starter, and participating Movember teams take the opportunity to discuss prostate and testicular cancer and raise funds for related initiatives. “It’s causing us to talk about something men generally don’t talk about,” Fire Chief Terry Vavra said. This is the first year that the Buffalo Grove Fire Department is joining the effort, Vavra said. The usually clean-shaven leader is among the Movember participants. “It’s kind of a fun thing for …