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League Academy holds 'Pink Out' after middle schooler loses battle with cancer

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"Pink Out" for Lilly Mueller (Source: Greenville Co. Schools) "Pink Out" for Lilly Mueller (Source: Greenville Co. Schools)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The color pink filled the halls of League Academy on Thursday to celebrate the life of a special sixth grader.

Greenville County Schools said 11-year-old Lilly Mueller was diagnosed with leukemia and lymphoma in third grade. Lilly, who attended Lake Forest Elementary and later League Academy, lost the battle with cancer on Jan. 19.

To honor her, students and staff at League Academy donned pink for a "Pink Out."

The district said Lilly was the manager of the school's girls basketball team and the celebration will continue at 5:30 p.m. during their basketball game. Fans on both sides of the court are encouraged to wear pink in memory of Lilly.

A memorial service for Lilly will be held on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church.

In lieu of flowers, the community is asked to make donations to the Pediatric Division of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, or the Challenge to Conquer Cancer.

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