The Raise Your Voice Event

posted Apr 16, 2016, 10:37 PM by Sujeeva Gunawardena   [ updated Apr 21, 2016, 10:10 PM ]

A note from Anuki Wijeratne (Project Director)

Our event encompassed the three aspects of world wide issues related to pediatric cancer: health, education, and food. We raised awareness of the severity of these three issues and encouraged citizens to get outside of their bubbles and take action to help those in need. Our event portrayed these needs through three speeches explaining why action needed to be taken and to persuade those who attended the event to help out. They did this by donating food items and donating funds for better health care and education for the children.

Revive to Survive helped us by sponsoring our event and spreading our message by distributing the $420 dollars that was raised at the event to pediatric cancer patients to provide adequate health care for those who cannot afford it. Thanks to Revive to Survive and the three advocates, Jasmine McClam, Daniyal Khawaja, and myself, we were able to raise awareness of the need to take action and help those who need it the most.