Wednesday, December 26, 2012
LUNGevity leaders shower praise on Deerfield High School students' School Chest effort.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
During current difficult times in the world, across the nation, and even close to home, the students of Deerfield High School (DHS) remind us of the kind and giving spirit of teenagers right here in our community. The recent efforts of DHS School Chest are a heartwarming example of what our kids, supported by their teachers and our community, are capable of. School Chest is a 3-week fundraising effort that was five months in the making. Led by DHS Student Council Juniors Samantha Gottstein and Graham Ambrose, School Chest 2012 co-chairs, the DHS student body chose LUNGevity Foundation as their beneficiary. These amazing kids took to heart the ties that LUNGevity has to Deerfield and understood that many people at DHS and in our community …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Deerfield High School students and community raise $135,393.17 for School Chest drive. Money will go to LUNGevity to fight lung cancer.
As soon as Deerfield High School School Chest chairs Graham Ambrose and Sam Gottstein announced the annual charity drive raised a record setting $135,393.17 for LUNGevity’s effort to fight lung cancer, the room erupted as though a championship was won. Students and community members were hugging and cheering the annual three-week effort of a 5K race, a dinner gala, talent competitions, a basketball tournament and more to raise money for the designated charity. Earlier: Gallery: Glantz Becomes DHS Deerfield Idol “Absolutely,” Ambrose said when asked if the effort was akin to a team winning a championship. “We’re only (part of) the story,” he added referring to himself and Gottstein. “So many people put a lot into this. Every extra hour, …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Between the Toy and Food Drive, charity basketball at Deerfield High School and Christmas tree sales at the Optimist lot, Deerfield was all about giving Saturday.
Along with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Deerfield made Saturday Giving Saturday in the Village. Between the third annual drive through toy and food drive, a three on three basketball tournament to benefit the Deerfield High School School Chest and Christmas Tree sales at the Optimist lot, the people in the Village were all about making a difference Saturday. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Rep. Elect Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield), state Sen. Elect Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) and Mayor Harriet Rosenthal all stopped by with toys, food or both. Two young sisters—Jane Pinsky and Becca Pinsky—showed a mature understanding of the spirit of the season. “It’s …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Over 200 people gather for final Deerfield High School School Chest event. Fundraising continue through Thursday.
Deerfield High School School Chest activities continued as more than 200 people gathered to play Mah Jongg Tuesday in the cafeteria and raise money to fight lung cancer through LUNGevity. Following a 5K run Dec. 2, a gala evening dinner Dec. 3, Deerfield Idol Dec. 6, Mr. D.H.S. Monday, Mah Jongg night was the final community event, according to School Chest Co-Chair Sam Gottstein. Earlier: Gallery: Abosch Crowned Mr. D.H.S. There will be a three on three basketball tournament at noon Saturday for students. Though the events are over, the fundraising continues through Thursday. “We still have seven days, which is huge,” Gottstein said. “All you have to do is go to www.lungevity.org/school chest. We still have collection and sales every day…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Jordan Abosch wins latest fundraising event for Deerfield High School School Chest.
Jordan Abosch is a mere finalist no more. Abosch was one of four finalists in the Deerfield Idol competition Thursday as one of the many events this month to raise money for LUNGevity through the Deerfield High School School Chest drive. Earlier: Gallery: Glantz Becomes Deerfield Idol When it came time to select Mr. D.H.S. Monday, the crown was placed on Abosch’s head. The big winner, as it was in the 5K race Dec. 2 and Deerfield Idol was LUNGevity. Each participant performed a talent selection in front of a full auditorium and then answered a random question drawn out of a hat in a contest modeled after a traditional beauty pageant. Other participants included Brett Freedberg, Ethan Cohen, Danny Farber, Michael Lee, Daniel Schneider, …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Alexander Glantz won the Deerfield Idol contest Thursday but the big winner was LUNGevity, the School Chest’s charity.
A talent contest is often determined by the decibel level of the applause after each entrant performs but not at Thursday’s Deerfield Idol competition won by Alexander Glantz at Deerfield High School. Glantz did get the most votes and they were truly charitable. Earlier: DHS School Chest Hopes To Raise $100,000 As part of the School Chest which is raising money for LUNGevity through the votes did not come in the form of applause or ballot entries but in the form of money each student gives their favorite contestant. The funds go to the charity drive. There were 23 entrants in the contest entertaining in the first round, according to faculty advisor Ryan Rockaitis. After a second elimination round raising more money, the field was whittled …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
More than $10,000 raised from 5K run. Dinner termed big success. Next event is Thursday.
After an inspirational assembly Thursday, Deerfield High School students and the entire community got behind the School Chest drive raising money to benefit LUNGevity, an organization with Deerfield roots which fights lung cancer. Several hundred runners took part in a 5K race Saturday from Adam Field through the Prairie Wolf Slough and back netting more than $10,000, according to faculty sponsor Ryan Rockaitis. Earlier: DHS School Chest Hopes to Raise $100,000 The next major was a dinner attended by more than 300 people Sunday at the Hyatt Deerfield run by students and attended by members of the community. Student officials are still tallying the proceeds, according to Rockaitis. Deerfield Idol is the next major fundraising event at 7:30 …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Money will go to LUNGevity, a lung cancer fighting organization with local roots.
With a goal of raising more than of $100,000 to donate to LUNGevity, a charity with strong Deerfield ties, Deerfield High School opened its three-week School Chest drive Thursday with an assembly at the school. In the last three years, the annual charity event has raised between $87,000 and $98,000. “It is something we are striving for,” Co-chair Graham Ambrose said. “Advocacy and education is very important too.” Samantha Gottstein is the other co-chair. Earlier: DHS School Chest Makes LUNGevity Its Cause LUNGevity was founded 12 years ago by seven lung cancer patients including Deerfield High School graduate Gayle Levy and a young Deerfield mother, Melissa Zagon. Gottstein and Ambrose let it be known one in 14 Americans will be diagnosed…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Deerfield High School students will raise fund for charity with deep community roots fighting lung cancer.
LUNGevity, a charity with deep Deerfield roots founded to battle lung cancer will be the beneficiary of the Deerfield High School School Chest fundraising efforts, according to a news release from the school. “We made community a central focus when evaluating charities for School Chest,” event co-chair Samantha Gottstein said. “LUNGevity surpassed our hopes of selecting a beneficiary that students, teachers, families and friends could feel connected to.” Her partner leading the event is Graham Ambrose. Earlier: Lung Cancer Fundraiser Diagnosed With Disease, Community Rallies The organization was founded 12 years ago by seven lung cancer patients including Deerfield High School graduate Gayle Levy and a young Deerfield mother, Melissa Zagon…