Howard Drive Elementary students donate to save lives

 
 
 <span class="cutline_leadin">LIFE-SAVING DONATIONS</span>: Howard Drive Elementary raises more than $4,600 for their fellow student, Briana Vega, who needed a bone marrow transplant and died when no match was found.
LIFE-SAVING DONATIONS: Howard Drive Elementary raises more than $4,600 for their fellow student, Briana Vega, who needed a bone marrow transplant and died when no match was found.

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Howard Drive Elementary students decided to raise money in honor of their fellow peer Briana Vega, who was in need of a bone marrow transplant and died after no match was found. Team Italy, the school chorus and Category 5 dancers showed their support by performing at Relay for Life in March. The students’ participation helped raise more than $4,600 to donate to the American Cancer Society.

Participants included Madison Martin, Andy Martin, Kim Martin, Laura Rossano, Wendi Bosworth, Marlen Lanza, Verbena Cummings, Jasmin Traverso, Ana Dubner, Bea Fernandez, Deanna Dalby, Marti LaMarca, Cecilia Shelley, Sofia Vinueza, Katelyn Hartnett, Valentina Traverso, Lucia Traverso, Olivia LaMarca, Mia LaMarca and Samantha Dubner.

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