Renaissance Academy Students Wear Crazy Hats For Cancer Research
PHOENIXVILLE, PA – On Friday, March 1st, the Key Club at the Renaissance Academy Charter School organized a school-wide fundraiser to aid research to cure childhood cancer. Students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade who donated a dollar were able to wear their craziest hat to school. Through this fun event, which was enjoyed and supported by both Renaissance students and teachers, the Key Club was able to raise over $300.
The money raised will be sent to Get Well Gabby Foundation. This foundation was formed by the parents of Gabriella Vogel who, at the time when she lost her fight with cancer in 2011, was a Phoenixville resident. The mission of this organization is to raise money to help find a cure for pediatric cancer, as well as provide assistance to children and their families who are battling pediatric cancer. Learn more about the foundation at http://getwellgabby.org.
As the Vogel family used to live in Phoenixville, some of the Key Club members actually knew the family. Allison Campisi, Renaissance Academy teacher and advisor of the Key Club said,”The Key Club students were really excited to be supporting a worthy cause that is not only important on a global scale, but also dear to the heart of someone from our home town.”
Established in 1999, Renaissance Academy is a K-12, award-winning, tuition-free, college prep charter school located in Phoenixville, PA. Renaissance Academy was recently named as a top high school on both the US News and World Report 2012 Best High Schools list and Philadelphia Magazine’s 2012 Top 100 Philadelphia-Area Public Schools. For more information, please visit www.rak12.org.