LOCk out Cancer Fundraiser

By Janae Murray

On Wednesday February 2, the LOCk Out Cancer Fundraiser kicked off at Wayne Hills High School. For the next 7 weeks, students and families in Wayne will raise money to reach the goal of $40,000.

Seniors Lucia Pollaro, Olivia Tagliaferri, and Cassandra Written are the candidates who will be running this spectacular program, which is overseen by the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

“We are halfway through our fundraising and we are still looking for donations because any amount makes a difference!” says Senior and candidate Cassandra Written.

This isn’t the group’s first time participating in raising money for cancer research. It all started back in Schuyler Colfax Middle School with the “Pennies for Patients Program.” With this program, they were able to raise the most money in New Jersey towards cancer research.

“I think it’s a wonderful thing for a great cause, especially coming from the kids,” says History teacher Mr. Turso.

“I always appreciate when young people take the initiative to help other people, I hope that it brings more awareness to the cause,” says history teacher Mr. Mohan.

If you’d like to donate to this event and help reach the girls goal, you can use this link: https://events.lls.org/cran/northjerseysoy22/tolivialuc 

Olivia Tagliaferri, Lucia Pollaro, and Cassandra Witten.

About the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a non profit organization that funds to help give money towards blood cancer research around the world. The money donated goes towards life-saving treatments that cancer patients need.