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Monday, September 1, 2014
Lawrence Middle School candy cane sale raises nearly $500 for hospital
Students fundraise for cancer research
Courtesy Lawrence Public Schools
Lawrence Middle School students sold candy canes and raised $498 for cancer research. From left were, Ava Ali, Allyssa Magliaro, guidance counselor Brian Donaghy, Rachel Bohnik, Michelle Barash and Joyce Kesten.

Lawrence Middle School students Rachel Bohnik and Michelle Barash, along with teacher aide Joyce Kesten, thought of selling candy canes during lunch periods to raise money for cancer research.

Bohnik’s 18-year-old sister, Inbal, is undergoing cancer treatment at Sloan Kettering Hospital in Manhattan. She recently underwent surgery to have a portion of her lung removed.

Using candy canes donated by Kesten and the students, the fundraiser collected $498 that will be donated to Sloan Kettering.

Students Chloe Brumm, Ava Ali, Allyssa Magliaro, Farrah Lichenstein and Sara DiLuzio also helped.

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