Basket raffle planned Oct. 15 in Medina for Bob Hiller, who is battling cancer

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 4 October 2022 at 12:25 pm

Photo by Ginny Kropf: Science teacher Lisa Bitsas, right, shows a poster to Barb Michaud and Lisa Prentice in Medina High School’s office promoting a basket raffle benefit the women are doing for Bob Hiller on Oct. 15.

MEDINA – A basket raffle scheduled Oct. 15 at Medina High School will benefit a local resident who is battling cancer.

Bob Hiller is a Medina man who is loved and respected by the community, his family and friends, said three employees of Medina High School, who are planning the benefit.

Bob Hiller, who is battling cancer, is pictured with his wife Lee, who is secretary in Medina High School’s guidance office.

Bob’s wife Lee is secretary in Medina High School’s guidance officer. Lisa Bitsas, science teacher, along with high school office employees Barb Michaud and Lisa Prentice got together to plan the fundraiser.

Bob is unable to work after undergoing surgery and is waiting to begin chemotherapy.

“He is a part of our community, and he has helped so many people himself,” Bitsas said. “Everyone loved his smiling face at the Medicine Shoppe.”

Bob has lived in Medina all his life, and Bitsas hopes everyone in the community will come and support him now.

She said the response for baskets throughout the school district and the community has been overwhelming. Anyone who would still like to help may drop off a basket or a donation at the High School office or call (585) 798-2700 and choose option 1.

The raffle will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15.