Number of Participants: 210
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $7,098
Event Amount Raised: $50,000
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: April 5, 2018
Ward Melville High School
Old Town Road, Setauket- East Setauket
Ward Melville High School juniors Jillian Bove and Ally Szema spearheaded a fun-filled badminton tournament this March that helped to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The event was sponsored by the school’s HOSA club sponsored in Jillian and Ally’s name, with all donations the tournament benefiting their team 3vforacure. Also in attendance was special guest, Brandon Bloom, who attends Arrowhead and is a survivor. Brandon welcomed all 21 teams to the event with his family in the opening remarks.
The team and HOSA are hard at work raising awareness for all blood cancers in the hopes of raising $50,000 in seven short weeks for a great cause as part of the Students of the Year initiative. Students throughout the nation are nominated to participate in a fundraising competition to benefit the society’s mission, and the team that raises the most money by the awards celebration on April 26 will be named “Student(s) of the Year.”
There is still time to donate, with the late April deadline approaching. For more information, or to help the cause, please visit http://events.lls.org/li/longislandSOY2018/t3vforacur.
Photo caption: Ward Melville High School students came together to support a badminton tournament this March to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Photo courtesy of the Three Village Central School District