Lenape District Clubs Fundraise For Teen Cancer Charity

Students in two Lenape Regional High School District schools mobilized last week to benefit the Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation, sending a combined $1,700 to the South Jersey nonprofit.
Cherokee High School students from the Evesham school's Cherokee DECA business club and the Students' Movement Against Cancer club raised funds, collected goods, and did community service last week for a Camden County-based nonprofit. Their efforts benefited the Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation, for teenagers who are hospitalized with life-threatening illnesses.

Students in two Lenape Regional High School District schools mobilized last week to benefit the same South Jersey nonprofit, sending a combined $1,700.

Fundraising for the Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation, Seneca High School students strutted their stuff in Tabernacle and raised just over $800 at a fashion show.

At Cherokee High School in Evesham, the DECA club teamed with Students’ Movement Against Cancer on multiple service projects and raised about $900.

The Voorhees, Camden County-based nonprofit aims to support adolescents facing life-threatening illnesses and hospitalization. In turn, the foundation has the support of New Jersey DECA, according to DECA’s website. DECA teaches leadership and entrepreneurship to students who aspire to work in marketing, finance, hospitality or management.

Cherokee DECA and Students’ Movement sold bandanas at $3 apiece to help raise money as well as staff and students’ awareness of cancer in adolescents, according to a statement from the Lenape district. Members of both clubs also collected such items as lip balm, socks and markers that the foundation includes in its kits for hospitalized teenagers, and they visited the foundation’s Voorhees headquarters to assemble kits and other gifts.

Cherokee High School students in the Cherokee DECA business club and in Students' Movement Against Cancer came together to help collect donations of lip balm, socks and other items for hospitalized teenagers.

Seneca DECA leaders said they used their fundraiser to drive home lessons for students, who planned and organized the fashion show.

“Not only did the sales and marketing students raise $802 for the Alicia Rose Victorious Organization. But they also learned about the importance of charitable organizations, how they function, how the licensing and gaming commission of New Jersey works, and the process of event planning,” said Grace McCloskey, a DECA adviser and Seneca teacher.

With the school’s Junior Dinner Dance fast approaching, student models showed off glittering gowns and suits in traditional colors and bolder options like bright red. Seneca DECA’s students took the lead off of the runway as well.

Seneca High School students Justin Patton (left) and Madeline Graff (right) participated last week in a fashion show to benefit a South Jersey nonprofit, the Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation. The Tabernacle school's Seneca DECA club put on the event.

“The fashion show was so much fun,” Seneca junior Johnny Kennevan said in a statement. “It was a great experience for those of us who modeled, and the DECA students who organized and ran the show did an incredible job behind the scenes.”


(Original Source Article published by Burlington County Times)

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About Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation

Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation (ARVF, Corp.) is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization founded in 2002. ARVF is dedicated to providing age-appropriate Victorious 4 Teens programs, for hospitalized teens and young adults, battling cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Since inception, over $2.5m has been dedicated to Victorious 4 Teens programs, including funding 65 Teen Lounges, located at children’s hospitals in 38 states across the country. ARVF also distributes over 2000 Teen Kits & Bandana Pillows annually to hospitalized teens and young adults. For more information about ARVF and to find out how you can help hospitalized teens, visit www.victoriousfoundation.org.

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