Student Coordinates Fundraiser to Honor Mother

Cystic Fibrosis Day

A group of students from Wayne Highlnds Middle School, headed by eighth grader Kallie Lazaro, created 65 ceramic rose magnets to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. Inspired by her mother’s strength and perseverance, Kallie wanted to do something to honor her mother who is struggling with Cystic Fibrosis.

Kallie also wanted to educated the school community about the disorder, while raising money for Cystic Fibrosis. Kallie and her art teacher, Kathryn Beisel, decided the annual art show would be the perfect place to spotlight not only Kallie’s philanthropic nature but her artistic ability.

To begin the process, Kallie contacted the local Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Bethlehem, PA. The foundation compiled information for Kallie to share with the public, and “Breathe” bracelets to jumpstart her fundraiser.

Then Kallie and twenty of her peers began working diligently on the fundraising process.The students designed and created ceramic “Breathe” magnets.The students sold the handmade magnets in conjunction with the school’s Annual Middle School Art Show and Band Concert for a reasonable donation. Kallie and the students were very successful in raising $388.50. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to the local Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help families enduring it.

“I want to do everything I can to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.I would love for my mother to be able to live a normal life.She is unable to do so many things,” said Kallie.