MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Tuesday, September 17, senior Carly Peterson held a fundraiser for pediatric health. She raised over $300 that will go to the New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald Barnford Children’s Fund, and Garden of Dreams Foundation all of which help children in need with serious health issues.
Peterson is huge New York Rangers fan and has been involved in the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation (http://www.hlundqvistfoundation.com/) as a Young Ambassador for the past year. This year was her first term and next year she will become a mentor for the Foundation. The mission of the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation is to through its fundraising efforts and community outreach to create positive change in the lives of children and adults throughout the world through education and health service.
On Sunday, September 22, the Young Ambassadors of Henrik Lundqvist's Foundation will be hosting a fundraiser partnered with Jam Kancer In The Kan which is a non profit organization that influences others to raise money for cancer patients. Their event is a Kan Jam tournament which is a frisbee beach game in which Henrik and a few of his teammates will be in attendance this weekend. It will be held at a rooftop sports bar in called Versa NYC from 2PM to 5PM. You must raise a minimum of $1,000 in order to participate and Carly surpassed her goal with the contributions made from her pizza / snack sale at her school of Fusion Academy in Morristown, New Jersey.
This is the second fundraiser in Carly has organized in the last six months. The last fundraiser was also run by Jam Kancer In The Kan through an event called Renny Jam. She raised $650 of the $500 minimum for this event that raised funds for children with cancer and their treatments. All the proceeds benefitted the Children's Hospital at Montefiore and the Garden of Dreams Foundation.
Peterson plans to pursue a career in communications, concentrating on digital media and public relations. Her dream is to work for an NHL hockey team and will continue on her fundraising journey to make the world a better place.
Peterson's other charitable pursuits have included Morristown Soup Kitchen, Slap it out Epilepsy, Mercy School for Special Learning, and Right To Play. Her fundraising project was not the only one at Fusion this week.
Math/Computer Science mentor Rama Madhavarao invited Fusion students to Deidre’s House in Morristown. Deirdre’s House in Morristown provides support to children who have been victims of abuse or neglect or have been witnesses of violence. Rama spearheaded the effort to collect school supplies for the children of Deirdre’s House. Rama and two students, Anna Engel and Caroline Keating, delivered the supplies on Tuesday. Fusion students will continue their relationship with the organization by volunteering there this year.
Fusion Academy Morristown is located on South Street in Morristown. Fusion is a revolutionary community of learning that meets students where they are. Through positive relationships and personalized learning solutions, we unlock academic potential and create opportunities for emotional and social growth.
For more information, about The Fusion Academy visit www.fusionacademy.com