Hope for Hanna Approaches Fundraising Goal

This past weekend Hanna’s Helpers raised $1090.16 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Hanna’s Helpers are students from Dr. Richard Ganahl’s Public Relations: Cases and Problems class. As their final project they teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and are working towards raising $1,500 to help send their wisher, Hanna, to Hawaii.

Hanna is an 11-year-old girl from New Hope, Pa. She had been diagnosed with Pilocytic Astrocytoma. She likes the color green, Titanic, monopoly, drawing, cookies, Macy’s, Blues music, Food network, tennis, fishing, and zombies! She cannot wait to go to Hawaii and do some fishing.

On Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23 Hanna’s Helpers set up a table in the lobby of the Haas Center outside of Mitrani Hall where the Bloomsburg University Dance Ensemble held its Annual Spring Recital. Thursday night donations totaled $375.00 by selling flowers and accepting donations. On Friday night they sold flowers and Make-A-Wish Bracelets and accepted donations which brought in $715.16.

The full list of Hanna’s Helpers is as follows: Dr. Richard Ganahl, David Abrams, Jenna Castrovillari, Ashley DeBaro, Elisha Garcia, LaShae Green, Andrew Greer, Ashley Kuenzie,

Maurya Matylewicz, Alexandra Palmeri, Olivia Plantholt, Alethea Ramsey, Allison Ray, Paul Rosa, Sean Roth, C.J. Shultz, Devin Simmons, Kelsey Steen, Megan Tatge, Sarie Tocket, Lindsey Ulmer, Peter Vaughn, and Rebecca Vernon.

Hanna’s Helpers are well on their way to raising $1,500 and achieving their goal of sending Hanna to Hawaii.

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