New York City - Representatives From The American Cancer Society Join Power To Learn To Award Students At Monsignor Scanlan High School As Charity Champions Grand Prize Winners
June 18, 2012
Bronx, NY, June 18, 2012 - MSG Varsity and Cablevision's Power to Learn recognized students at Monsignor Scanlan High School as the New York City grand-prize winners for their participation in Charity Champions, a program developed by Power to Learn that promotes volunteerism and encourages area high schools to raise funds for a charity of their choice. The school was presented with $5,000 to be donated to the American Cancer Society. After welcoming remarks from school and Cablevision officials, a representative from Congressman Joseph Crowley's office spoke to students about the importance of community service. American Cancer Society Regional Vice President Carla Sterling and Representative Jillian LaDouceur thanked the students for their efforts and spoke about the organization's ongoing mission.
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Monsignor Scanlan High School became the winner of Charity Champions for New York City by raising $2,450 for the American Cancer Society, through numerous fundraising activities, including a "hair streaking" awareness event, a Walk for a Healthy Life, a Light Up Scanlan candle-light vigil and a Pennies for Patients drive. Twelve students and their mothers also participated in Locks of Love and donated 130 inches of hair, with a local hairdresser donating her time.
"Congratulations to the incredible students at Monsignor Scanlan High School on your commitment to winning the grand-prize in the Charity Champions program," said Rep. Crowley. "You have demonstrated what can be done through teamwork to help others. I also commend Cablevision's Power to Learn for this important program."