Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Amount Raised: $17,000
Event Type: Children & Youth
Sport: Track and Field
Date: April 25, 2018
Harborfields High School
Taylor Avenue, Greenlawn
Hundreds of people congregated on the Harborfields High School track on April 21 to walk for a special cause, as they worked together to help grant two special boys’ wishes during the third annual Walk for a Wish, which was a joint venture with Make-A-Wish of Suffolk County.
The event, which was sponsored by Washington Drive Primary School, Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School and both schools’ PTAs, was a rousing success, as participants helped raise more than $17,000 according to the event website, which can be found at http://site.wish.org/goto/harborfieldscsd. These funds go toward granting the dreams of two Make-A-Wish children, including 7-year-old Landen, a Port Jefferson resident who’s battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, who’s wish is to go to Ocean City, Maryland; and 15-year-old Joe from East Northport, who battles bronchiectasis, an incurable respiratory disease. Joe wishes to go to Walt Disney World, where he hopes to meet his favorite character, Buzz Lightyear. Non-perishable food items were also collected to be donated to the Harborfields Food Pantry.
“I continue to be amazed by the tremendous character that’s shown by our students, staff and the residents of this tight-knit community,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Francesco Ianni said. “Coming together to support such a worthy cause really shows you what Harborfields is all about.”
Photo caption: Students, staff members and visitors walked around the track and helped raise money during the annual Walk for a Wish at Harborfields High School on April 21.
Photo courtesy of the Harborfields Central School District