FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2012
FULLERTON, CA – Rosary High School presented a check for $5,000 to St. Jude Medical Center’s Crosson Comprehensive Cancer Center Tuesday night. Through various events and activities during the month of October, students, parents, faculty, and staff raised funds. “Rosary was pleased to make the donation to a cause that has personal meaning to so many in our community,” said Deborah Urell Wesseln, Rosary’s president.
Rosary held its annual “pink ribbon game” Tuesday night as the Royal volleyball teams took on Mater Dei High School. Pink shirts and accessories mixed with Rosary fans’ red and gold attire to honor National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Representatives from the St. Jude Memorial Foundation Board (SJMF) were on hand to accept the check to benefit the Crosson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Of those in attendance from St. Jude were a few familiar Rosary faces, Cathy Schircliff and Suzy & Joe Lins, parents of Rosary alumnae. Schircliff is St. Jude’s director of imaging, and Joe Lins is a SJMF board member. Also representing St. Jude were Dr. Donna Marino, chair of the SJMF; Paula Reese, manager of the breast center; and representing the Crosson family, Marie & Tim Crosson.
“It is wonderful to see the young ladies of Rosary High School reach out to support the work that St. Jude’s is doing in the community,” shared Tim Crosson. “I look forward to seeing the partnership between these two important Fullerton neighbors grow.”
Rosary’s donation will benefit the St. Jude Cancer Rehabilitation and Wellness Program, the first program in the state to receive STAR (survivorship training and rehabilitation) certification. “St. Jude's program is the first STAR certified program in California,” shared Dr. Marino. “This program supports survivors to get back to their daily lives and give them the support they need,” she finished.
“We look forward to a continued partnership with St. Jude Medical Center,” said Wesseln.
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