Our seventh highest fundraising school was Casey Middle School in Williamsville. Casey Middle went Bald for Bucks for the first time in two years and raised $19,857! Their top three fundraisers also went above and beyond, raising more than $1,500 each. The fundraisers were:
- Darlene Prowse: $1,884
- Keen Williams: $1,665
- School principal Francis McGreevy: $1,510
Mr. McGreevy retired at the end of the school year and during his tenure was a great supporter of Bald for Bucks. We’d like to thank him for his support over the years and are looking forward to working with the new principal, Peter Dobmeier, who also went Bald this year.
Casey Middle also had one of the largest events this year, with 60 students and teachers snipping, clipping and shaving for cancer cures.
It was no surprise that Casey Middle had such a successful event, as their school social worker and team captain, Carole Ann Collard, has a special connection to Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Carole Ann and her husband, Chuck, are the adoptive parents of Carly Cottone Collard, who was diagnosed with medulloblastoma – an aggressive form of brain cancer — in 1999. During her treatment at Roswell Park, Carly decided she wanted to help other kids who were also battling cancer as a way to show her appreciation for the support she had received, and Carly’s Club was born.
Sadly, Carly lost her hard-fought struggle with the disease in August of 2002, but her legacy lives on. Carly’s Club offers year-round supportive programs for kids diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders and funds groundbreaking pediatric cancer research. Thanks to Carole Ann and everyone at Casey Middle School for working with us in the fight against cancer!