We will be the first to testify that kids do know how to “unplug”! When they do, amazing things happen. We are fortunate to have the support of amazing young people who have learned the value of giving back from the adults in their lives. Read three stories about three youth-powered initiatives that have grown-up impact.
Amanda Leder is the daughter of Karen Leder who co-chairs the fundraising organization, Power of Pink. The group’s annual Working Out to Help Stop Breast Cancer event will benefit CBCC for the second time in October 2014. While her mother was organizing the event last year, Amanda was making her own plans to support the cause. She recently had her bat mitzvah celebration in April, and chose to have her friends and family make a gift to CBCC rather than to her. What a way to come of age! She has also volunteered at CBCC and plans to keep up her amazing commitment.
Wear Your Support
In fall 2013, Capital Breast Care Center received a special visit from Hannah and Olivia Plotnek, the school-age sisters behind Bracelets for Breast Cancer. The Plotnek sisters, whose friends and family have been affected by breast cancer, took a proactive approach to breast cancer by using their creativity to support their loved ones. Not only do the pretty pink ribbon bracelets serve as a symbol of support, but they also generate funds that the sisters use to support their cause through us.
Boys support breast cancer awareness too! The Gonzaga College High School Eagles for a Cure student club has supported Capital Breast Care Center for years. Their annual Pink Out is certainly a spectacle that creates the proper buzz for breast cancer at the all-boys private school. Under the leadership of their teacher, Mr. Mark Howell, the young men wear pink and host their own event to raise funds. Their movement has inspired the entire Gonzaga community, including a special mass that collected money for their effort.
Thank you to all of our young philanthropists. YOU inspire us!