Marist organization benefits children with cancer
February 21, 2013 1:56PM
Marist High School student ambassador Barrett Callaghan stands with bags of toys bought with money raised during his school’s Make Your Own Sundae fundraiser.
Updated: March 25, 2013 6:01AM
It’s not often that high school students can make and enjoy eating ice cream sundaes during their lunch hour, but that’s exactly what happened at Marist High School in Chicago recently when the Student Ambassador Organization organized a “Make Your Own Sundae” event to raise money for the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides toys, gifts and gift certificates to children and teens fighting cancer.
Instead of buying a mere bag of chips, Marist students were able to eat sundaes with Oreo sprinkles, all for a worthy cause. When the whipped cream had settled, the organization had raised $497 to benefit children and teens fighting cancer.
After the final amount had been collected, Student Ambassador Organization members took the funds to a local Toys-R-Us store and handpicked the toys they felt would be most appreciated by children battling cancer.
“Marist students have been raising money for the Treasure Chest Foundation for more than five years now,” said Alex Brown, Student Ambassador Organization coordinator. “We cannot think of a more worthy cause.”
“Thanks to the success of their creative Make Your Own Sundae event, our foundation will make 2013 a brighter and happier year for young cancer patients who benefit from our services across the nation,” said Treasure Chest founder and CEO Colleen Kisel.
Information: Kisel, (708) 687-8697 or www.treasurechest.org.
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