Governor Livingston High School's Interact Club participated in the Make Some Noise-Cure Kids Cancer Foundation Walk on Sunday October 6th with a great turnout of 26 members.
"This early show of support by students who volunteered to come out on a Sunday morning was a terrific way to start the new year and demonstrates the club's commitment to community service," said Interact advisor Sharon Leahy. The team’s fundraising efforts raised $705 which far surpassed their target goal. Ryan Mathews, junior, raised $360.00 and was one of the top individuals. Matthews was awarded with a gold hero cape for his efforts. “This event was really fun and hopefully more people will join next year to raise even more money and help this charity,” said Matthews.
Overall, the students had fun and a good time walking for a great cause and spending time with friends. Executive officer, Gretchen Probst said, “It was a terrific way for us to all come together and support a great charity.”
This first event was a wonderful way to start the year and the club welcomed many new freshman students and other first timers who were eager to participate and become involved in community service. Interact has several events planned in the upcoming months and new students are always welcome.
The Interact Club at Governor Livingston is affiliated with the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights. Interact currently has over 100 members who participate in a number of local, national and international community service activities and fundraising events throughout the year.