MIDDLETOWN – Recently, the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation accepted a donation of $1,000 from Minisink High School to benefit its Spagnoli Family Cancer Center.
Jillian Dolce, a sophomore at Minisink High School, started fundraising as a way to help others. In 2013, she formed the Cancer, Awareness, Research, and Education (C.A.R.E.) Club at the high school after watching a friend’s mother suffer from cancer. On a monthly basis, the C.A.R.E. Club conducts fundraisers and holds awareness activities to focus on different types of cancer. The Club plans to increase its membership and activities to create awareness of cancer.
Recently, the C.A.R.E. Club conducted a "coin drop" event at their local grocery store handing out pamphlets about cancer, their club and asking for donations. In just one day, they collected $1,000 and selected Orange Regional Medical Center’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center to receive the proceeds.
"These remarkable young ladies serve as role models for all of us. They saw a need within their community and chose to be part of the solution," said President of the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Christine Maraia.
Orange Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit organization and welcomes support from the community. If your organization would like more information on how to support cancer awareness or other services offered at Orange Regional Medical Center, contact the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation at (845) 333-2333.