Giving Back

Vo-Tech Students Raising Money to Support Children's Tumor Foundation

25d716241392e4f74754_eb0e1ecd7817468e239a_CTF_fundraiser.JPG
66bcc025b15186a86c7e_a8433917aba21df1639b_86ac33af4aa551fed8ed_CTF_fundraiser_2.jpg
25d716241392e4f74754_eb0e1ecd7817468e239a_CTF_fundraiser.JPG

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Sophomore students in the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School are working hard to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation, a foundation that supports research for neurofibromatosis, and helps families that are affected by it.

Students Ritu Peddinti, Michelle Masiello and Mira Amin began the project in October 2017.

According to Peddinti, there are three types of neurofibromatosis, but the general disorder causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. CTF, she said, supports families that are affected and leads nonprofit research for the disorder.

Sign Up for E-News

In 2017, the girls raised $1,000 through fundraising dinners at Chipotle, Panera, Applebee’s and California Pizza Kitchen, as well as a charity dinner at TradeWins, the school restaurant at SVCTHS. The latter fundraiser included a presentation about the disorder, and what they are doing to help research and patients.

In addition, Peddinti said, they have an online page to raise money and are selling bracelets for NF. The girls also attended an event called NF Walk, where people called NF Heroes (those who have been diagnosed and fought with NF) joined their families to share their stories and walk together.

Finally, she said, they are in contact with a director at CTF to send gift baskets to hospitalized children who are diagnosed with NF, with arts and crafts and do-it-yourself kits for the kids.

The project is part of SkillsUSA, a national competition for vocational schools that allows students to compete in competitions in their future occupational fields.

The girls are continuing to look for donations so they can help as many people as possible. Visit https://join.ctf.org/team/148991 to help.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Bridgewater/Raritan

Upcoming Events

Sun, June 24, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Mon, June 25, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Voters have Spoken : Bridgewater BOE's Barry Walker fails in attempt to unseat Mayor Daniel Hayes for Municipal Committee Seat

June 11, 2018

To the Editor:

Usually primary elections hold very little political drama but this year in our town I was very surprised to learn that the Board of Education's Barry Walker unsuccessfully ran a campaign against Mayor Daniel Hayes in an attempt to unseat him from his District 10 Municipal Committee Seat.

Now I know why many Independent voters like me stay out of ...

Bridgewater Police Investigating Report of $2K Worth of Tools Stolen from Car, According to Report

June 17, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are investigating a report of a theft of more than $2,000 from a vehicle parked at the Home Depot, in the Bridgewater Towne Center, according to a report.

A Hillsborough resident reported June 3 at about 5:58 p.m. that his vehicle had been burglarized while parked at the Home Depot. The theft occurred between 5 p.m. and 5:50 p.m.

According to ...

Alternatives, in Raritan, Wins Healthier Somerset Gold Award for Outstanding Worksite Wellness Programs

June 19, 2018

RARITAN, NJ – Alternatives, Inc., of Raritan, was recognized with a 2018 Healthier Somerset Healthy Workplace Recognition Award for implementing worksite wellness programs that improve the health and wellbeing of its employees and clients.

Alternatives earned a Gold Award, which distinguishes companies with programs in place for at least five years, and in 10 award ...

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Opening ReStore in Manville

June 23, 2018

MANVILLE, NJ - Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is opening a Habitat ReStore in the Marketplace at Manville, next to Walmart on North Main Street in Manville, this fall.

At the store, RVHFH will pick up gently used furniture and goods from Somerset and Hunterdon county residents, and give them a second life at the store's grand opening.

To schedule a time for RVHFH to pick ...

'Half Time' delivers with sterling cast

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other talents.

The musical centers on an effort to have seniors perform a dance number during ...

'Half Time' lights up Paper Mill stage

‘Half Time’ turns the tables on aging in gleeful production

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other ...