Number of Participants: 60
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $2,028
Event Amount Raised: $5,500
Event Type: Health & Medicine
School: Long Beach Senior High School
Date: January 27, 2023
Long Beach High School
Lagoon Drive West, Lido Beach
The LBHS Department of Athletics is proud to announce that our Beauty and The Beast Event raised over $5,500 for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer for Kids Pediatric Day Hospital.
Special thanks to Long Beach “Gymnastics and Wrestling Parents” for all they did to organize the concession stand. It was a wonderful event for a great cause!
“The 2022 Long Beach Athletic Department’s “Beauty and the Beast” Gymnastics and Wrestling match is in honor of Eloise and Hunter. Below are pictures of Eloise and Hunter and a brief synopsis of their journey. We want to thank the Oceanside and Bethpage Gymnastic Teams and Hewlett Varsity Wrestling team in joining us tonight to raise money for Pediatric Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Kids. Gold is the color that symbolizes the fight against pediatric cancer. Our athletes tonight wear gold to honor not only Eloise and Hunter but also the other kids and families who are in the fight against cancer.
Eloise was diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of the pandemic, just shy of 2 years old, weeks before becoming a big sister. Elie and he famil life changed overnight when several surgeries, long hospital stays, and chemotherapy rounds ensued. Laughing and playing together again felt unimaginable.
Elie medical journey remains complicated, she has been cancer free since
Thanksgiving 2020. Her family is so incredibly grateful for the sacrifices families before us made so
ha Elie eamen a ible, and f he eceinal cae he eceied a Memorial Sloan
Kettering Kids Hospital. When she was first transferred to MSK she would flinch and scream every
time someone walked into her hospital room, petrified of what was to come next. MSK KIDS
nurses and doctors patiently and kind heartedly engaged he in n f medical la. Elie
perseverance, grit and magnanimous personality shined through. Her favorite nighttime books
became stories about a child with cancer, Bb J Fine and Maisy Goes to the Hospital. Eloise now
looks forward to seeing her oncologist, Dr Ortiz, and at the mere age of 3 wants to help him help
more children in the hospital feel better.
Hunter is a 3-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Philadelphia Chromosome Positive-ALL, a very rare form of leukemia, on June 10, 2021. Since being diagnosed he has had many hospital stays, some being lengthy. He has had numerous blood transfusions and chemo treatments. Through it all he has been the strongest, bravest little boy one could ever know. He is currently in remission; but because his type of cancer is so aggressive, intense treatments are still necessary. Hunter has a long road ahead of treatments and transfusions. His strength is something to admire and his bravery is beyond what one can even comprehend. This little 3-year-old is inspiring in so many ways and has certainly touched so many lives. Hunter is a real-life hero. He and his family will keep fighting until they get to that finish line. They have faith that he will beat this.
If you would like to donate to this event, the link is:
100% of proceeds benefit Memorial Sloan Kettering Kids”