Students join forces to show support for classmates with cancer
Twelve eighth grade girls at Deer Park Junior High School are taking on roles such as operations director, volunteer coordinator and booking agent.
It's all in an effort to support fellow students.
Mallory Hill, Bethany Joy, Brianna Holifield and Sabyne Robles are four of the girls behind Music 4 A Mission.
It's a one-night event to raise money for a few classmates with cancer.
“Just to help with their hospital bills and just to help out with their families, because they’re going through hard times,” says Mallory.
The idea came from their school's principal, who approached the girls because they're a part of a six-week long enrichment program called Big Red.
“In this six weeks, twelve of us chose the care and community class," says Brianna.
Among those performing is former The Voice contestant Chris Crump. Joining him will be various school district groups.
At one point, the concert was set to benefit three students, but a fourth was added two weeks ago. You see, that's when Sabyne was re-diagnosed.
“I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in sixth grade, and then seventh grade it was kind of gone, and then it came back this year,” says Sabyne.
While she says the financial aid will go a long way, as a group, they also want to show how the City of Deer Park can come together.
“Just them knowing that they have an entire community of support, everyone trying their best at what they can do, they’re always willing to help the families,” says Brianna.
The concert is this Thursday at the Deer Park High School South Campus Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 5 p.m., which is also when the silent auction will begin, with the concert portion kicking off at 6 p.m.
Can't make it to the concert but still want to show your support? Check out the event's GoFundMe page by clicking here.
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