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GIS and GHS Donate $600 to the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Washington Township

For Immediate Release
PR201819-GIS/GHS Donation
January 3, 2019


A photo of the donation presentation.
(Photo courtesy of Jefferson Health - New Jersey)


Glassboro Intermediate and High Schools Donate $600 to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township


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.


The GIS GLOW Club is pictured above this article with Michele Gaguski, MSN, RN, cancer services administrator, Jefferson Health - New Jersey (far left), Garcia (second from left), LaVonyia Mitchell, GIS interim principal (back row, center), Dr. Danielle F. Sneathen, GHS principal (third from right), Joanne Sabatini, assistant director of donor relations, Kennedy Health Care Foundation (second from right) and Keating (far right).


Below, Dr. Tamara LaCouture, medical director of radiation oncology, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Washington Township joined Sabatini, Keating, Sneathen, Garcia, Mitchell and Gaguski in holding the check at the donation ceremony. 


Administrators are shown with a check to the Kennedy Health Care Foundation.

(Photo courtesy of Jefferson Health - New Jersey)