The HAMS community was hit hard when 6th grade science teacher Joe Hammers passed away prematurely due to brain cancer. Since then, we have been trying to increase awareness and raise money to fight this terrible disease. December 23rd, 2016 was our annual student vs faculty basketball game. Students were given an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities as well as reflect upon people close to them who have battled cancer. Overall we raised $578.51 to be donated to the American Cancer Society.