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Glen Head School Club Raises $14K for Kindergartener with Leukemia

By Chris O’Neill

The Glen Head School’s Community Service Club raised over $14,000 for Jack, a local kindergartener with Leukemia.

Starting on May 5th, students and faculty members at the Glen Head School had a chance to participate in the “Stuck for a Buck” fundraiser to raise money.

The event under the direction of Mrs. Janet Goldberg and Ms. Christine Kingsley raises funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Each dollar donated “buys” a strip of tape – which is then used to tape the school Principal - Dr. Peter Rufa - to the school wall.

The goal of this fundraiser was to raise funds and show support for Jack. The money raised helps promote cancer research that has changed the outcomes for children with cancer to give them a better chance at life.

On May 5th, each class lined up outside of Glen Head School with a piece of tape after donating their money to this important cause.

For over an hour, one-by-one, each student happily placed their colorful piece of tape over Dr. Rufa to further tape him to the wall. Even Jack, accompanied by his mother, had a chance to participate and stick a piece of tape on Dr. Rufa

After all of the K-5 students and faculty were done placing their colorful tape on Dr. Rufa, the bench was pushed away – leaving Dr. Rufa stuck to the wall.

The GHS Community Service Club and all of Glen Head School thanked everyone for helping to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


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