Number of Participants: 3
Hours Donated: 5
Value of Time Served: $127
Event Amount Raised: $1,000
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: April 22, 2022
Locust Valley High School
Horse Hollow Road, Locust Valley
Locust Valley High School’s Pre-Health Club, under the direction of Veronica Ciampi, raised $1,000, which will purchase a brick on the 2023 Inspirational Pathway of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Members raised funds through the selling of World Cancer Day shirts on Feb. 4, combined with monies raised during a bake sale.
The Pre-Health Club is a new organization whose mission is to help support, inform and inspire tomorrow’s physicians and healthcare workers. The Pre-Health Club meets once a month to discuss fundraising ideas and plan guest speaker days, as well as volunteer opportunities at local hospitals. On April 1, several medical professionals spoke with the high school’s IB Science class and club members about careers within the medical field. The guest speakers were specialists in the fields of internal medicine, emergency room medicine, ophthalmology, radiation therapy, nursing, hematology and oncology.
Photo caption: From left, Locust Valley High School Pre-Health Club adviser Veronica Ciampi, vice president Richie Watson, and co-presidents Katie Sychra and Bella Craft held a check for $1,000 for an engraved brick on Inspirational Pathway at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Photo courtesy of the Locust Valley Central School District