Act On: Posey’s Paradise

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As a first world society, I believe that we have a conscientious responsibility to take care of those who are less fortunate. “We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.” Fred Rogers reflects this very point that we need to band together and help each other. There are a lot of people who don’t know how to give help or even know where to start. Our world is big, yes, but the hearts of those who volunteer and advocate are much, much bigger.

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Latrobe recently adopted the charity, Pennies for Pasta. This raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) by collecting money in tubs and then turned into homerooms during a three week period. The homeroom that raises the most money will receive a free and catered Olive Garden lunch on a date to be determined. This year, GLSHS raised a total of $517.35 for the LLS.

Leukemia and Lymphoma are two cancers that affect the blood. People of all ages are affected and unfortunately, many die from these diseases. Each year, LLS invest millions of dollars for cancer research and treatment. Volunteers and celebrities alike raise money for LLS in hopes of finding a cure.

Tyler Posey, a star on Teen Wolf, is also an advocate for LLS. He recently collaborated with serengetee.com, a website that is dedicated to raising money for causes through colorful designs on shirts and backpacks. Posey produced a design in support of LLS research. According to Clare Carroll, a representative for serengetee, Posey carefully chose LLS to be his cause for his design. She said, “LLS is a cause that Tyler is passionate about and because it [cancer] has affected so many people in his life.”

Posey’s gorgeous design has a series of parrots in red and blue on a tropical background. Each design goes on the pocket of a shirt for between $26-34 or backpack for $59. 15% of every purchase is donated to LLS.

Six-year-old Hannah Kalp was diagnosed with leukemia when she was 3 years old. She fought courageously and overcame her battle with the help of chemotherapy. According to Taralee Haines, Greater Latrobe senior and a cousin of Hannah, said “She is doing well. Hannah’s mom and family participates in Pittsburgh’s Light the Night Walk.” The walk raises funds for LLS, much like Walk for Wellness, and Relay for Life. Tyler Posey also participates in Los Angeles’ Light the Night Walk!

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On serengetee.com, other designs are equally benefiting charities. There are so many ways to get involved with a charity, it could be as simple as donating to a cause, buying a t-shirt, or walking to raise funds. Even the littlest of help makes an impact. So, do your part, stick to it, and most importantly, Act On!

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