Enjoy the slideshow of photos taken by Ryan Erenstein '10.
Skate for a Cure, an event held Saturday evening, February 7, to raise money for cancer research, has collected more than $1,700, thanks in large part to participation by Hill students, faculty and their families, and Pottstown area residents who made $3 donations and donned skates at The Hill’s Edward Tuck Hall Arena.
Courtney Neese '01, Hill instructor of English and adviser to the students who organized the event, noted that a large percentage of the money will stay here in the Pottstown community, benefiting the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center and Pottstown Cancer Treatment Center. The funds will be distributed through the American Cancer Society via the Pottstown Area Relay for Life.
“The event was about raising money for the American Cancer Society – but also about bringing the Pottstown and Hill communities together,” said student organizer Alex Galasso '09, who emphasized her appreciation to the everyone who came out to skate.
“Seeing people from Pottstown becoming engaged in our School community and being excited about it was one of the most touching things I have ever seen,” Alex said.
“I am so proud of the students who organized this because in just two years, Skate for a Cure has become one of the most anticipated fundraising events on The Hill campus,” Neese said. “The event raised approximately $1,200 last year, and this year, although we aren’t finished tallying yet, our total currently stands at over $1,700.”
Co-organizer Natalie Simonds '09 added her appreciation for businesses and individuals who donated gifts for various raffles, which helped to boost the proceeds. “Overall, we feel it was a great success, especially because the entire community was working together for a great cause,” Simonds said. Hill'c Cooking Club also helped by preparing and selling baked goods.
Congratulations to everyone who made the event a success!