Glassboro Public Schools Donate $1,200 to Support Patients of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township
Students and staff of Glassboro High School (GHS) and Glassboro Intermediate School (GIS) recently made a special donation to Jefferson Health’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township. The Glassboro Public School District collectively raised and donated $1,200, following a collaborative fundraising effort between the schools, which included a dress-down day, along with special help from the GHS Field Hockey Team and the GIS Girls Learning Our Worth (GLOW) club’s pink-ribbon sale.
Funds raised — presented to the Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey — will go toward the Cancer Center’s Hope & Healing Patient Assistance Fund, which helps oncology patients struggling to pay bills or in need of transportation during treatment. The donation marked the Glassboro Public School District’s fourth donation to the Cancer Center since 2016, totaling more than $3,000. This year’s donation doubled their donation from last December; the donations are in honor of GHS Math Teacher & STEM Academy Chair Michele Keating, a cancer survivor who, in 2015, received treatment at the Cancer Center.
Shown in front of Glassboro faculty and high school students, with the check at GHS are, from left: Michele Gaguski, MSN, RN, Cancer Services Administrator; Michele Keating; LaVonyia Mitchell, GIS Principal; Brittinee Garcia, GIS Counselor and GLOW Advisor; Tamara A. LaCouture, MD, Radiation Oncology Medical Director; and Jennifer Baiada, Special Events Coordinator, Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey.