A concerted yearlong effort by student clubs at Islip High School led to the donation of Brady Buggy to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital’s cancer center. The Brady Buggy, a mobile cart that allows sick children to leave their rooms and move around the center with their IVs attached to the handle of the cart, was presented to the hospital on June 21.
The campaign, led by Joan Smith on behalf of Islip’s American Legion Rusy-Bohm Post 411’s Suffolk County Ladies Auxiliary, collected aluminum can tabs to recycle to raise funds to purchase the buggy. Among the high school organizations participating were the Islip High School Junior Chamber of Commerce Club and adviser Renee Clock, the Interact Club and adviser Karen Volkmann, and the Student Union and adviser Ann Gordon.
“Knowing that our students and staff were part of this project is rewarding,” said Clock. “To watch a little boy at the center get wheeled around by his grandmother and be able to play in the playroom was priceless. I am thankful to my colleagues and the students at Islip High School, and also our community members, who helped contribute to the Ladies Auxiliary’s Children and Youth Project this year.”
IMG_1451: A donated Brady Buggy was presented to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital’s cancer center on June 21, the result of a concerted yearlong effort by student clubs at Islip High School for the American Legion Rusy-Bohm Post 411’s Suffolk County Ladies Auxiliary.
Photo courtesy of the Islip School District