The Rocky Mountain High School boys rugby team members are rallying to raise money for their teammates' mother, Shawna Bishop, who is battling stage IV ovarian cancer.

The team is asking for donations of gently used clothing, shoes, towels, stuffed animals, hats, linens, blankets, drapes, purses and belts. These items will be swapped for cash from Clothes for the Cause, a fundraising company that collects clothes in exchange for cash.

To lend a hand, drop off your donations at 851 N. Hickory Ave. Suite 107, Meridian, between 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. now through Friday.

On Saturday, donations can be made from 3 to 4 p.m. at Rocky Mountain High School, 5450 N. Linder Road.

According to information provided by Clothes for the Cause, Bishop was diagnosed on June 23, 2014. At that point, the cancer had already spread to her liver. Since then, the cancer has spread to her lower spine and brain stem, despite four rounds of chemotherapy.

Bishop currently is at home with family and the help of United Hospice. She is married to Mike Bishop, and they have four children: Mikie, 20; Zane, 17; TJ, 15; and Lexy, 11.

All three boys played or currently play for Nakahi Rugby and Rocky Mountain High School rugby teams. Mikie is a current student and athlete at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, where he also plays rugby. Both Zane and TJ play rugby for Rocky Mountain.

For more information, contact the local Clothes for the Cause event planner, Angelina Ball, at (208) 571-4664, or visit


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