Number of Participants: 100
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $3,380
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: June 8, 2018
Wing Elementary School
Winganhauppauge Road, Islip
Bringing awareness to neurofibromatosis, often abbreviated as NF, students at Islip’s Wing Elementary School learned about the disease during the month of May and collected coins to help fund Children’s Tumor Foundation conduct research to find a cure. At library time, the students read a book about an Islip student with NF and received coloring books with facts about the disease. Each week in May, students shared facts about NF during morning announcements. To culminate NF Awareness Month, Wing’s students ran a “Hero Dash,” complete with capes and a visit from Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi.
“Wing students are everyday heroes,” said teacher Lisa Dieumegard.
IMG_4898: Students at Islip’s Wing Elementary School ran a “Hero Dash” to bring awareness to neurofibromatosis.
Photo courtesy of the Islip School District