Donation from Royal Oak Bowl-A-Thon Helps Children’s Leukemia Foundation

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(CLF Press Release, March 7, 2015)

Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan (CLF), is thrilled to announce its plan for a recent donation from the Medical Skills and Co-Op classes of Royal Oak High School. As a result of the classes’ Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser, which raised $2,583, CLF is able to provide:

~30 Stepping Stones manuals that better help patients and families understand their diagnosis chazzano game adand treatment

~20 round trips to the doctor’s office or treatment center

~12 Holiday Toy packages to child patients, their siblings, and children of adult patients ~5 wig or head coverings that help build patient’s confidence

“Just $40 helps us cover travel costs for a patient’s family. Thanks to the generosity of the students, we are able to provide travel expenses and so much more,” Heidi Grix, President of CLF said. She continued, “Our patients and their families rely on our partners support. These students exceeded all of our expectation during the Bowl-A-Thon.”

Since 2006, Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan has informed students in the Medical HowesLocationSkills and Co-Op classes at Royal Oak High School about the role nonprofits and volunteers play in the lives of patients. The Medical Skills and Co-Op classes allow students to spend part of their class time working at medical facilities to gain experience and a better understanding of what the field is like. This helps them decide if that is the career path they would like to continue to pursue.

Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan is a statewide nonprofit organization that provides information, financial assistance and emotional support to adults and children affected by leukemia, lymphoma and related blood disorders. Every two hours, someone in Michigan is diagnosed with leukemia. CLF has been there to support them since 1952.

For every $1 donated to CLF, approximately 82 cents goes directly to patient and family programs and services, which is important, as more than half of the patients CLF serves fall below poverty level. CLF is headquartered in Troy, Michigan and has a regional office in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For more information, call 800.825.2536 or visit www.leukemiamichigan.org.GallowayCollensBOTTOMrevised20150306leukemia01

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