Connetquot Teachers Association
and District Personnel Coordinate Daffodil Days Fundraising
Raise Most Money
of all Suffolk County School Districts
Connetquot High School teacher Nancy
Dunlop has announced another successful conclusion to
the Daffodil Days fundraising effort. According to Mrs.
Dunlop the District raised $3500.00 for the American
Cancer Society through the Daffodil Days promotion.
This effort represents the largest monies raised by
any district in Suffolk County. In addition to the generous
sales of daffodils, Mrs. Dunlop was please to add that
16 community members also purchased 'Gifts of Hope.'
These $25.00 donations afforded for the delivery of
flowers and teddy bears directly to cancer patients
in area hospitals.
The year's fundraising effort was coordinated
by members of the Connetquot Teachers Association, building
secretaries, central office personnel, food service
workers and custodial staff. Mary Ann Casalino again
coordinated the Daffodil Days effort at Ronkonkoma Middle
School. Connetquot High School's Helping Hands Club,
under the supervision of advisors teachers Sue Schiappa
and Lauries Schwartz, wrapped and packaged the flowers
"Daffodil Days represents the
chance to fight back against cancer by raising funds
and awareness," explains Anne Thorenson of the
American Cancer Society. This donation will help fund
groundbreaking cancer research,as well as advocate meaningful
public health policies that benefit the community.
Conratulations to Mrs. Dunlop, the
Helping Hands Club and the entire Connetquot community
for their efforts to help fund education and encourage
early detection against this deadly disease.