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Making a Difference at Overlea High School

Overlea High SchoolOn March 26, 2015, a committed group of students at Overlea High School proudly presented the Kimmel Cancer Center with the funds they had raised to support the Breast Cancer Program and the patients and families whom it benefits. Under the guidance of their teacher, Mrs. Mary Demski, the students worked together to plan multiple fundraising events, including hosting a walk-a-thon on the school’s track and creating pink bracelets and t-shirts to help raise funds and awareness across the Overlea campus. Even the faculty and staff got involved in showing their support for the innovative research in breast cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship that is taking place here at Johns Hopkins, donning pink t-shirts to help raise awareness for this cause and for the students’ efforts. Together, the students raised over $550 to help provide support to patients and families who are affected by breast cancer when they need it most. Thanks to the inspiring dedication of these students, our clinicians and scientists are one step closer to fulfilling our promise towards progress in conquering this difficult disease.