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Students raise funds for cancer

George Wash­ing­ton stu­dents present a check for $2,200 they raised for breast can­cer re­search.

The George Wash­ing­ton High School Na­tion­al Hon­or So­ci­ety raised $2,200 for a breast can­cer char­ity dur­ing a re­cent Walk For a Cure in the foot­ball sta­di­um.

About 375 stu­dents took part in the event, or­gan­ized by the 80 seni­or mem­bers of the school’s NHS chapter. The com­mit­tee chair­wo­man was seni­or Lauren Blair, and teach­er An­drea Seitchik as­sisted in her role as the NHS ad­viser.

Money was raised by con­tri­bu­tions and T-shirt sales, and donated to Fox Chase Can­cer Cen­ter’s Mo­bile Mam­mo­graphy Unit.

Wanda Ford, who works in Fox Chase’s spe­cial events/fun­drais­ing de­part­ment, vis­ited the school to ac­cept the check. She met the stu­dents, Seitchik and prin­cip­al Gene Jones. ••

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