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Romeo High School Students Raise Funds to
Make Dreams Come True for Three Michigan Children Suffering from Life Threatening Illnesses
Romeo High School students take their annual Charity Week very seriously, raising thousands of dollars every year for charity. This year The Rainbow Connection leaders and wish parents stood speechless as the entire student body entertained the two wish children attending their Charity Week Friday Assembly. Mary Grace McCarter, Executive Director was so moved as she accepted their check for more than $18,000, she tells us “there were really no words to say. These students really get it. They are all making it happen- the artists, the dancers, the musicians, the athletes-everyone is all in. The air is filled with this terrific energy and the community reaps the benefit of their accomplishments”.
“Rainbow Connection has a special place in the hearts of Romeo High School,” said Amber Fountain, Romeo High School Guidance Counselor. “Our kids love helping kids! We have loved every minute of getting to know the special people Rainbow Connection helps and we especially love helping wishes come true.”
This year, thanks to Romeo High School, 14 year old Sara from Fairhaven went on her dream come true shopping spree at Somerset Mall; Four- year-old Aiden and his family, from Commerce will be going to Disney World in March; and five-year-old Penelope from Northville and her family will go to Disney World later this spring when the doctor gives approval following her cancer
Offering comfort, hope and joy, The Rainbow Connection makes dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening illnesses. A nationally ranked 4-stars by Charity Navigator, the organization also provides emergency services, annual Wish Family events and college scholarships to its Wish children.
To find out more about The Rainbow Connection, including the very first dream come true in 1982 when 14-year-old John Bowden met his idol, Mohammad Ali visit www.rainbowconnection.org.