Warren pair spearhead support for cancer care

Feb 23, 2013
Ginny Vaitones, Pen Bay oncology social worker, accepts a check for Pen Bay's Cancer Care Center from Leah Wilcox, middle, and Talia Willis.

Rockport — Leah Wilcox and Talia Willis, sixth-grade students at Warren Community School were concerned about families in their community they knew who were impacted by cancer. So with the support of their teachers, administrators, friends and families, they spearheaded a project to raise money for cancer patients.

Wilcox and Willis proposed a Fun Week. For 50 cents, students could participate in themed days: Sports Day, Twin Day, Hawaiian Day, Mismatch Day, and Pink Day. Each morning, the girls went around to classrooms to collect money from participating students, then counted and rolled the coins. Their goal was to reach $500 in one week, but with the help of a matching fund up to $1,000 by an anonymous donor, within two weeks, the two girls had surpassed their goal.

Wilcox and Willis chose two organizations to support throughout WCS Fun Week: The Pen Bay Cancer Care Center and Miles of Hope Cancer Transport. Pen Bay Cancer Care Center gratefully acknowledges their efforts in support of cancer care and their $250 donation.

For more information about Pen Bay's Cancer Care Center, call 596-8969 or visit pbmc.org/cancercare.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Patricia L Leach | Feb 23, 2013 19:54

Great Job, Done by Great Girls!!!! Proud to have them in MY community!

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