New York City - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Awarded With A Donation On Behalf of Students At High School of World Cultures
March 9, 2012
Bronx, NY, March 9, 2012 - Power to Learn recognized students at the High School of World Cultures for participating in this year's Charity Champions, a program from Power to Learn that promotes volunteerism and encourages area high schools to raise funds for a charity of their choice.
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At the event, a basketball tournament fundraiser, representatives from Power to Learn recognized the students for their dedication to the charity and Student Government President Jose Bautista, Vice President Garlenys Quezada, Secretary Deily Romero and Treasurer Jason Disla discussed the school's involvement with Charity Champions. A representative from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society also thanked the students for their support and commitment. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services.The school was presented with $1,000 to be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and also received $500 for the furtherance of the students' charitable activities.
In 2010 a student in the school was diagnosed with Leukemia; this situation touched the collective students' hearts. Many students approached teachers about conducting a fundraiser to help Leukemia patients. The students raised approximately $500 and are willing to continue to work hard to help the organization this year. Students are excited to plan and organize fundraising events in the school and community. The Student Government has discussed the involvement of the whole school in future fundraising activities. Fundraising activities will include going out to the community and informing people of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society while asking for donations.