Two Glassboro schools recently presented a combined donation of $600 to the Kennedy Health Care Foundation for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township. The gift will be used for the cancer center’s patient assistance fund.
Each school held its own fundraising activities to raise money toward the donation.
At Glassboro Intermediate School, the GLOW (Girls Learning Our Worth) Club and guidance counselor Brittinee Garcia, the club’s adviser, made pink ribbons to sell to students and staff during lunch periods. GIS staff also contributed to a "dress down day” collection for the cause.
Glassboro High School raised funds by holding its own “pink, dress down day” for staff. GHS teacher and STEM Academy coordinator Michele Keating gave pink ribbons and bracelets to staff who donated to that collection. GHS sports teams also proudly wore pink to support cancer survivors!
Keating herself is a cancer survivor, who was treated at the cancer center’s facility. GHS and GIS groups have frequently made donations in her honor and in honor of other community members who have fought cancer.