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Stevens Students Collect Dollars for Fight against Cancer

Stevens Students Collect Dollars for Fight against Cancer
Posted on 01/06/2017
SMS Dollar Drive

Port Angeles, Wash. – In its fourth year supporting local firefighters participating in the Seattle Columbia Center Climb, Stevens students and staff collected $621, besting their 2015 total of $502.74, in the “Bring a Dollar” event to add to annual local firefighters’ fundraising-stairclimb efforts to beat cancer. 

At yesterday’s school-wide assembly, student organizer Anne Edwards announced this is a special year and that efforts would be broadened internationally to include Stevens’ guests who are currently visiting from Mutsu City, Japan, in the “Bring a Dollar” effort.

At the assembly’s end, dollars were collected by local firefighters.

The goal of Stevens’ staff is to provide an opportunity to teach and show students how to "be a part of something bigger than yourself" and to make a difference in helping those battling leukemia and lymphoma.

Visit the Port Angeles Fire Department’s Scott Firefighter Stairclimb Facebook page to make a donation online:  https://www.facebook.com/Helppafirefightersbeatcancer (Keep an eye on this page for new information to be posted!)

Accompanying photo shows, Stevens students, Adam Boyd and Liam Getzin, adding their dollars to local firefighters’ boots at Thursday’s assembly.  Left to right, are: Boyd, Getzin, Tim Davis, Andy Pittman, Nate Thompson and Margie Brueckner.

Photo Credit:  Port Angeles School District

Additionally, four dates were set aside for this year’s Stairclimb Challenge and involved Port Angeles students and staff, local organizations, firefighters and the greater community in raising funds for this year’s efforts.

November 14, 2016, 4:00 p.m.: Climb 1, Klahanne Gymnastics, Impact Fastpitch, Port Angeles Swim Club, Stevens Middle School
December 5, 2016, 4:00 p.m.: Climb 2,  Port Angeles High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC), United States Coast Guard
January 9, 2017: Climb 3, PAHS Wrestling, United States Marines, Stevens Middle School students TENTATIVE
February 6, 2017: Climb 4, Peninsula College

In an earlier “dollar” drive in December 2016, Port Angeles High School Leadership students, led by student Erin Edwards, brought in $551.52 in cash donations, mostly collected from staff and students’ donations, in an additional effort to raise funds.

For additional assistance, contact:

Tina Smith-O’Hara
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
Port Angeles School District
360.565.3703
tsmithohara@portangelesschools.org