Future Business Leaders of America have been busy this year with countless projects and efforts as they prepare for careers in business through their efforts in academic competitions, leadership development, and educational programs. The Sheridan High School Chapter members have taken it upon themselves to work towards bettering the community they live in through their philanthropic efforts throughout Sheridan.
Last fall, the group sold Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirts for the 11th year, to raise funds for The Welch Cancer Center at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. In November, FBLA organized fundraising efforts to collect change within homeroom classes and contribute funds to the Pediatric Unit at your community hospital.
This year, these driven students raised $2,000 for the Welch Cancer Center and an additional $2,000 for Pediatrics to donate to The Foundation and these respective departments! The donations are already being put to work at Welch Cancer Center in the areas of Comfort Care, Screening and Prevention. The Pediatric Funds immediately helped the pediatric unit purchase “toddler” cars to ease children’s anxiety during the travels of their hospital stay, as well as, purchasing the supplies to revamp the Pediatric Department with fun and welcoming murals for our tiny patients.
At the game to accept FBLA’s generous donation on behalf of the Sheridan Memorial Hospital and The Foundation were Tommi Ritterbusch – Welch Cancer Center Manager, Nina Beach – Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner, Tandie Garland – Women’s Health and Pediatrics Manager, Cody Sinclair – Chief Development Officer, and Rochelle Pratte – Women’s Health & Pediatric Nurse.
Sheridan Memorial Hospital is grateful for the student’s dedication to increasing contributions in both areas this past year. Thank You to Sharon Deutscher and her outstanding FBLA students. Your hard work and philanthropic efforts truly exemplify leadership and what it means to contribute to our community, at any age.