B-CC Offers Support for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in This Year’s Charity Month

Last month, students from Bethesda Chevy Chase HS voted through an anonymous survey to ask the question: “Which charity organization should they support this year?” Among a full list of options that included supporting charities tackling food insecurity, supporting women’s shelters, fighting poverty, and more, the option to support cancer research and patient support was the one elected by the students.

B-CC’s Schoolwide Student Government has since highlighted many unique ways that students can help support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. One of the student favorites included “Pin the administrator to the wall” which is just one option among these events that racked up money to support the cause. Students gathered in the main lobby to tape Ms. Sutton to the wall, paying a dollar to add a piece of tape to adhere her. Upcoming next week, there’s a field day, a photo booth, shirt sales, and many fundraising events at community locations, such as Playa Bowls and Sarah’s Handmade Ice Cream. “We have a ton of events - coming to any of them is a great way to join in. You can also get a shirt (store closes 3/18) or donate on any of the bcc donation pages!” a member of the SGA wrote to us on social media.

The month has garnered attention from the students as many look forward to participating in activities to raise money for the cause. Junior Rena Drakakis recently reminisced on the personal ways she has been impacted by cancer after her mom newly entered remission. Rena is actively involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society outside of school and reflected that “The fact that the school can come together and do something so personal to [her] is emotional.” She is one of the hundreds of students and staff in this school who have been personally impacted by cancer and talked to us about the upcoming charity events in partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. “I’m most excited to see how much B-CC can raise for such an important cause” she also added.