On Tuesday, December 13, Advantage Lancaster presented a check for $6,000 to the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute at Lancaster General Health and $3,000 to Tour De Pink as part of their 2016 PINK Lancaster Campaign, at McCaskey East High School.
Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute representatives Victoria Nein, LGH Foundation Special Events/Corporate Relations, and Crystal Mills, LGH Major Gifts Manager, accepted the donation from Jenn Meadows, Advantage Lancaster’s High School Director.
“We are so blessed to have such strong community support. This particular group has been donating the proceeds towards the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, that help our patients who are struggling through their diagnosis of cancer, so it’s a wonderful feeling to see kids this age bonding together and just working towards a better cause,” explains Nein.
Tour De Pink representative Gordon Hoover accepted the donation from Meadows, “It is mind blowing the generosity that Advantage Lancaster has shown me, Tour De Pink and YSC. It means a lot, my mother had breast cancer so it is an issue that has been close to me for a lot of years.”
Advantage Lancaster’s PINK Lancaster Campaign is a fundraising event and community-building initiative in support of the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute and Tour De Pink. Advantage Lancaster’s leaders say they do the fundraiser because they believe that showing youth the impact of community building establishes a sense of pride and responsibility within them.
For Advantage Lancaster student, Melissa Serrano, the PINK Lancaster Campaign was a personal endeavor, “My aunt has been fighting cancer for the past couple years. It comes and goes, and I wanted to help Advantage Lancaster raise money for people diagnosed with cancer, not only my aunt, but for everyone who is fighting.”
Advantage Lancaster is a program designed to provide youth in the City of Lancaster with impactful experiences intended to create and inspire success. Our cornerstone belief is that all children can become positive members of society when they are given opportunities to succeed. To learn more about Advantage Lancaster, please visit: advantagelancaster.org.