What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

STUDENTS STAND UP TO CANCER

     Home  >  Articles  > Local News - Rockland County
by Kaitlin Ahern

Related: Rockland, RGHDS, students, stand up to cancer day, fundraisers, cancer, new city, children helping children, nyack hospital,


Students at Reuben Gittelman Hebrew Day School in New City organized and held a fundraiser in October for pediatric cancer patients.

 

Reuben Gittelman Hebrew Day School, New City, Rockland County, Stand Up to Cancer Day

Reuben Gittelman Hebrew Day School (RGHDS) in New City held its seventh annual Stand Up to Cancer Day on October 30 to raise awareness and money for pediatric cancer treatment.

   The fundraising event, entitled "Children Helping Children," was organized by 8th grade Student Council co-presidents, Jonah Kelly and Sarah Parkes. The day's events-which included a student/faculty dodgeball game, bake sale, T-shirt sale, and the opportunity to dress down and wear a baseball hat to school for a donation-raised about $1400, says B. Anat Valdman, director of student life for RGHDS's middle school. On November 10, student council members presented a check for that amount to Nyack Hospital to aid in the renovation of the hospital's pediatric center.

Reuben Gittelman Hebrew Day School, New City, Rockland County, Stand Up to Cancer Day   Stand Up to Cancer Day has become a tradition at RGHDS. The event originally raised money for breast cancer awareness and treatment because the disease had affected several women in the community, says Valdman. The focus shifted to pediatric cancer three years ago when one of the school's students was affected by the disease.

   "We've been through a lot as a community, as a school, and we try to contribute to the community as much as we can," says Valdman, who adds that the school hopes to continue Stand Up to Cancer Day in the future.

  The Reuben Gittelman Hebrew Day School is located at 360 New Hempstead Road in New City. For more information, call 845-634-5200 or visit www.rghds.org.


Did you find this helpful?

Get more useful parenting info weekly
Sign-up for newsletter


More Local News - Rockland County Articles

Pinot's Palette Expands Paint Classes to Children
Natural, Organic Store Opens in Nyack
New City Jewish Center to Offer After-Care Hours
Campus Kids NJ Offers New Specialty Sports Programs
Rockland Jewish Academy Students Collect 135 Pairs of Shoes for Soles4Souls

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Local News - Rockland County Sponsors


Accurate Floor Services
70 Western Hwy
Tappan, New York
914-643-1088
At Accurate floor service we specialize in refinis...

Pinot's Palette
412 Market Street
Nanuet, NY
845-623-8300
Pinot's Palette is the newest and hottest family d...

Kreative Kids
61 Maple Ave.
New City, NY
845-634-2202
For over 29 years, Kreative Kids has provided a nu...
Gate Hill Day Camp
750 Gate Hill Road
Stony Point, NY
845-947-3223
Connecting friends in Rockland, Manhattan, Westche...

Yankee Stadium Tours
Yankee Stadium
Bronx, NY
646-977-TOUR (8687)
Yankee Stadium Tours, Presented by MasterCard: Tou...
See Our Local News - Rockland County Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2015 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE