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St. Margaret 6th Grader Raises Money for Breast Cancer Awareness

Gillian van der Have, a sixth-grade student at St. Margaret School in Pearl River, made and sold pens to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

Like so many others, Gillian van der Have knows what it is to lose a family member to breast cancer.

In Gillian's case, it was her aunt, Marita van der Have. 

Gillian van der Have responded with "Marita's Garden," raising $100 to be sent to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. She used duct tape to decorate pens to make them look like flowers and sold them at a local tag sale.

rockland community foundation October 10, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Gillian, We are sorry to hear about your aunt. What a wonderful thing you have done to honor her memory!

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