Number of Participants: 20
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $676
Event Amount Raised: $200
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: May 22, 2015
30 Clark Avenue Lynbrook
New York 11563, United States
West End Elementary School’s Student Council and Lynbrook High School’s Student Government Association joined forces to raise money for hemophilia research during Lynbrook’s Lacrosse Day in late April. The $200 in proceeds was donated to Christopher’s Hemophilia Benefit in support of West End fifth-grader Christopher Ambrosio. The collaboration between the elementary and high school students resulted from discussions that began in February, when students at a joint meeting brainstormed ways they could work together to benefit an important cause. Christopher, who was born with hemophilia, organizes various initiatives with the support of his family and friends. Their goal is to increase awareness and raise funds for the National Hemophilia Foundation in order to find a cure for this rare bleeding disorder.
With insight from several high school athletes who participate in the Student Government Association, the two student groups decided that a sporting event would present an ideal fundraising opportunity. Approximately 20 elementary and high school students worked together and sold snacks, beach towels, blankets and other items as the varsity boys lacrosse team faced off in a game against Manhasset.
Caption: Students from West End Elementary School and Lynbrook High School teamed up to raise funds for hemophilia during a sporting event sale.
Photos Courtesy of Lynbrook Public Schools