STAMFORD, CT – It’s donation season, and several local Stamford schools are doing their part to help.
Most recently, Villa Maria School raised funds and donated a check to Stamford Health and the Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center.
In recent years, the school has raised funds during the month of October for breast cancer awareness.
This year, the Villa Maria school sold pink masks with the Villa Maria logo on them, as well as baked goods. The students also donated $ 1 if they wanted to dress up and wear pink on an October day.
Earlier this week, student council members presented a check for $ 428 to Gayle Alswanger, director of development at the Bennett Cancer Center.
Each October, Stamford Health partners with the community to help raise awareness about breast cancer with the Paint The Town Pink initiative.
“Villa Maria has long supported our Paint the Town Pink initiative. Stamford Health is truly grateful to the students and staff for helping to raise awareness about breast cancer. The funds will support our breast services at Stamford Health, ”Alswanger told Patch.
Alswanger also noted the generosity of other schools in Stamford who have recently donated:
- Stamford High School
- Davenport Elementary School
- North East Primary School
- Rippowam College
- Rogers Magnet School
- Westover Magnet School
- JM Wright Tech
- Catholic academy
“The influx of support from Stamford Public Schools as well as several private schools in our area was truly remarkable,” said Alswanger. “We are eternally grateful to each of them for creating unique ways to raise awareness and fundraise for breast cancer.”
For more information on the Bennett Cancer Center, go to their website.