North Hills Senior Raising Funds to Battle Blood Cancers
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s inaugural Student of the Year Competition
North Hills High School senior Monica Snyder is one of only nine students from throughout western Pennsylvania selected to participate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s inaugural Student of the Year competition.
Finalists in the competition are competing against one another during the 10-week event to see who can raise the most funds for blood cancer research and take home a $5,000 scholarship. Monica was inspired to join the competition after peers in our North Hills community were diagnosed with cancer and are continuing to bravely battle their illnesses.
Monica will be raising funds alongside a North Hills alum superstar during “An Acoustic Valentine’s with Chris Jamison” on Feb. 13 from 2:30 to 7 p.m. at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale. In addition to soulful tunes from Chris Jamison from 4 to 6 p.m., the event will include raffles, auctions, prizes and other entertainment. Please note that minors under age 21 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Admission is $15, and tickets are available in advance at jergels.com/tickets.
Can’t make it, but what to help out? Click here to donate to Monica’s fundraising campaign online.
About Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year
New this year, the scholarship competition and fundraising campaign, will crown a philanthropic winner on Feb. 25 during the Student of the Year Grand Finale from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Gateway Clipper. Student of the Year looks for the area’s best and brightest high school students to compete for a good cause and fight blood cancer. The youth event is an expansion of the non-profit organization’s Man and Woman of the Year event created after so many teenagers dedicated so much time and effort to fundraising for the cause.