On January 23, 2018 Anna Kril, Executive Director and Founding Member of SHAREing & CAREing and Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager attended a small ceremony held by Maspeth High School to present us with the proceeds from their cancer fundraiser. The donation was presented by Teacher and Department Leader Anastasia Bitis, Mario Matos, Jr. Assistant Treasurer, Board of Directors of the Municipal Credit Union and Health and Physical Education Department Chair Jesse Pachter. We would like to thank the entire Maspeth High School community, especially the staff of the Health and Physical Education Department, for their generosity.
We are proud of our longstanding relationship with Maspeth High School. Our Be a Friend to Your Mother cancer education program is an annual tradition at this school and all students are required to attend as part of their Health and Physical Education requirement.
Maspeth High School states their vision is “to have our students become leaders in all fields of personal endeavors through academia and to be physically, emotionally and intellectually healthy with determination and compassion.” They surely have demonstrated all of these qualities, particularly leadership and compassion, by fundraising on behalf of those in our community impacted by cancer. The donated funds will be used by SHAREing & CAREing to provide services including counseling, wellness programs, navigation and financial assistance to those in our community impacted by cancer.