Did you know that every three minutes, a child is diagnosed with blood cancer? That’s why Severna Park residents Clare Donovan and Madeline Lancione have decided to captain a team for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Student Visionaries of the Year campaign. This seven-week philanthropic leadership development program raises funds in the fight against cancer, and the girls are looking for your help.
The team is competing in a national fundraising competition from January 14 through March 4. Their team, We Got CUREage, is made up of 10 local students from Archbishop Spalding and teammates at Freedom Hockey. With a goal of $50,000, they set out to exceed the task by finding sponsors, creating events and asking for donations.
Eddie Conway of Garry’s Grill was among the first to step up in an effort to help. Every Thursday from now until March 4, he is generously donating 20% of the proceeds from dine-in customers at the restaurant to help the girls reach their goal.
Homestead Gardens owner Brian Riddle, with the help of Pam Finley and Maggiano’s managing partner Ahilan Thambinayagam, have committed their support. On February 7 from 6:00pm-8:00pm, Maggianos in Annapolis will host a We Got CUREage event at the restaurant. The event tickets are on sale for $100 and Luminis Health Chief of Staff Barry Meisenberg will talk about the strides research is making toward finding a cure.
To help the We Got CUREage team reach their goal and be part of a generation that finds a cure, follow the girls’ events and progress by visiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s team page for We Got CUREage. Visit events.lls.org/md/svoymd23/mlancione to donate, attend events or sponsor their efforts.
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