Syosset High School students called for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis on October 9th and 10th. Students made phone calls to community members to request donations for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Approximately 90 students volunteered their time over two nights.
After completing a brief training and hearing from a speaker living with Cystic Fibrosis, students enjoyed a buffet dinner generously donated by local merchants including Frank's Gourmet Pizza and Restaurant, Christina's Epicure, Woodbury Country Deli, Gabby's Gourmet Bagelatessen, Park's Happy Farm, Messina Market, Woodbury Pizza, Butera's, Ben's Deli, and Iavarone Bros. Student Government Chairs Jordan Rosenberg and Susanna Hur organized the event under the direction of Student Government Advisors Rich Cafiero and Dale Iovine and Syosset resident Ilene Zelniker. “Each time someone gave a contribution, we celebrated and congratulated one another. Everyone had an amazing time.” remarked Jordan and Susanna in a joint statement about the event.
About 1,000 new cases of Cystic Fibrosis are diagnosed each year, a rare genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to find a cure for this devastating disease. The fundraiser is ongoing, and students are requesting community members visit www.syosset.passioncff.org to make a donation.