Eleven young Lasallians look to make a difference in our school community through their passion to help others by creating a group to help battle Leukemia. Christian Brothers students have rallied together this year in order to support our principal Ms. Mary Hesser, but also to help find a cure for Leukemia. The group is set on spreading […]
Christian Brothers students have rallied together this year in order to support our principal Ms. Mary Hesser, but also to help find a cure for Leukemia. The group is set on spreading awareness and gaining support of others to grow their movement this year.
Team Hesser’s Hope is a team comprised of 11 Christian Brothers juniors on a mission to raise money for the leukemia and lymphoma society’s student of the year campaign in honor of Mrs. Hesser. The team began their seven week campaign on March 31st and will be running it until May 21st. During those weeks, they hope to raise awareness in the Sacramento community and raise $50,000 to name a research grant in honor of Mrs. Hesser.
The team was organized by students Sophie Emerson (’17) and Jillian Byers (’17). They are running against nine other teams from schools such as St. Francis, Jesuit, Rio Americano, and Folsom High School and they need the help of the Christian Brothers community to make a difference in the lives of those affected by blood cancer.
Sophie is doing this campaign because she strongly believes that helping others is a fundamental and necessary service as human beings.
“I don’t want to stand by and do nothing when there’s something that can be done,” she says. “Whether that something be small or big does not deter me because it takes baby steps to build up the momentum to run a marathon.”
The team hopes to have a restaurant of the week during the campaign where students and community can go into restaurants with a donation flyer. Similar fundraisers have been done at Chipotle and Jack’s Urban Eats in the past. The team will also be hosting a large “Cocktail for Cure ” party at the Emerson home.
Essential team member Selena Connell (’17) was very statisfied with the results of the first fundraiser and looks forward to future events.
“The Jack’s fundraiser went extremely well with about 80 people coming our to show their support,” she says. “Coming up we have a fundraiser at Leatherby’s [in Laguna] on April 21st from 5-11pm, and one at California Pizza Kitchen on May 13th all day.”
If you are interested in supporting, reach out to Sophie, Jillian, Selena, Makenna Chapman (’17),Sophia Lewis (17′), Max Verspieran (’17), Meredith Ford (’17), Pat Barnes (’17), Peter Levis (’17), Mariel Dozier (’17), or Katie Harrington (’17) and follow Hesser’s hope on Twitter @Hessers_Hope and to contribute go to HessersHope.com