Number of Participants: 12
Hours Donated: 5
Value of Time Served: $507
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: October 21, 2015
350 Old Post Road Port Jefferson
New York 11777, United States
Across the Port Jefferson School District, students are doing their part to help raise awareness and funds for John T. Mather Memorial Hospital’s breast cancer outreach project, called, “Paint Port Pink.”
Throughout the month of October, students are building on the outreach campaign by raising awareness within their respective schools through fundraising efforts.
At the Edna Louise Spear Elementary School, students are collecting monetary donations in a large hourglass; Port Jefferson Middle School student council members are selling pink shoelaces and Frisbees; and Earl L. Vandermeulen High School’s varsity cheerleaders and student organization members are participating in a pink flamingo “flocking” fundraiser. The flamingo fundraiser raises money as community members provide a monetary donation to have the cheerleaders place a flock of pink, plastic flamingos in a neighbor’s yard.
“Through their participation in this community event, our students are being exposed to valuable lessons in community service and character education, as well as learn the importance of giving back” noted Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Debra Ferry, who helped organize the district’s participation.
Photo Caption1: Earl L. Vandermeulen High School Varsity cheerleaders are helping to raise funds and awareness of the Paint Port Pink initiative by participating in a “flocking” fundraiser.
Photo Caption 2: Edna Louise Spear Elementary School students are raising money for the Paint Port Pink effort by collecting funds in an hourglass in their school’s
Photo Caption3: Port Jefferson Middle School students are selling pink shoelaces and Frisbees to support the Paint Port Pink event.
Photo courtesy of the Port Jefferson School District