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Purchase School Wears Blue to Battle Cancer

Students at Purchase School raised over $550 for children with cancer last month in a joint effort between the school's Caring for Kids Club and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation . The club proposed that everyone at the school wore blue on May 27 to symbolize the organization's signature colors and donated at least $1 to the cause.

"It is so terrific for the kids to realize the importance of giving back and the feeling of accomplishment that comes with it," PCF Chair Stefanie Mittman said. "To be able to understand this at such a young age is remarkable and makes the world a better place."

Caring for Kids Advisors Anne Abrams, Angela Ader, Doreen Cipolla and Janice Varmon joined together to facilitate the "Go Blue Day." Club members also visited classrooms throughout the school to discuss how supporting cancer research helps children in their communities.

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation exists to cure childhood cancer by raising money for renowned research practitioners to treat and research patients. More information on this and more ways to contribute can be found at their website . They can also be reached at (914) 777-3127.

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