Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

S.A.V.E. gives check to Children's Hospital

by the Grosse Pointe News

June 20, 2013

Officers of Grosse Pointe North High School’s S.A.V.E. club presented a check to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation from funds raised via entry fees into the S.A.V.E. A Life 5K run/walk event in April.

With the run/walk, North science teacher Chris Skowronski said, S.A.V.E. (Students Against Violations of the Environment) had intended to increase public awareness linking environmental pollution and human health issues.

In total, the club raised $9,000 to assist children with cancer, two-thirds of which it donated to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. The Foundation will use the donation to fund leukemia research and its Celebration of a Life event, one of the largest pediatric cancer survivor parties in the nation.

S.A.V.E. donated the remaining $3,000 to the Jacob Michael Davis Foundation, which aids families who have children with cancer.

Following the check presentation, club officers Rachel Like, Katie Little, Jovana Maros, Evan Pilot, Savannah Ransome and Maddy Vyletel were given a hospital tour that focused on history, patient care and specialized services provided regarding the comfort and rehabilitation of a patient.

“All students were well-composed and served as great ambassadors for Grosse Pointe North and the district as a whole,” Skowronski said.