January 27, 2010 - Marietta Students Give Monetary Donation to Strecker
Marietta Middle School students will be making a check presentation to Dea Smith, administrative director of the Strecker Cancer Center, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 12:15 p.m. in the mini gymnasium. The students decided to collect all of their extra change during the holidays so they could give back to a local organization.
The Marietta Middle School students participated in the "Month of Compassion" in December and chose the Strecker Cancer Center as this year's recipient. "The students gave from the heart," says Christine Cavalier, Marietta Middle School sixth grade teacher. "There have been several staff members who have lost loved ones this school year to cancer and the choice for students to give money to the Strecker Cancer Center really hit close to home," says Cavalier. Students raised over $500 through donations for a "Hat Day" and "Bring Your Stuffed Animal to School Day."
The Strecker Cancer Center is the Mid-Ohio Valley's first comprehensive health care facility solely dedicated to the treatment of cancer. Our complete approach to cancer care focuses on prevention, early detection, treatment and support.
The Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system governed by a volunteer board of community members that are committed to providing comprehensive services that meet the needs of our region. We are comprised of a network of two hospitals, outpatient service sites, assisted and long-term care facilities and a retirement community. We work in innovative ways to meet the health care challenges of today, while preparing for health needs of our communities in the future.