ROXBURY, NJ - Members of Roxbury High School's Rox-THON visited Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown recently where students and club advisors met staff they’ll be working with toured the facility.
Rox-THON, formerly known as mini-THON, is a club as well as an event. Rox-THON works toward curing pediatric cancer. Most of this year’s proceeds will stay local; donations will go to Goryeb and 30 percent of that money will support pediatric cancer research through Four Diamonds (Penn State Children’s Hospital).
Students visited the infusion suite and healing garden before attending the Sim Lab demonstration and Calling All Kids studio.
After lunch, Joanna Wright, Executive Director for Pediatric Services, addressed the group. Dr. Steve Halpern and Ashley Egidio, RN, spoke about the Valerie Center at GCH and shared plans for the center’s expansion. Students ended their day making slime kits for patients.
oxbury High School will host its 7th Annual event to fight childhood cancer on March 13, 2020.