In 2008, Leon High School started its annual cancer fundraiser in honor of our faculty and staff who were battling the disease, many of whom have been treated at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Center. Over the last twelve years, we have cumulatively raised over $300,000. Donated to TMH’s Cancer Center and other programs, this money has benefited hundreds of local lives while increasing student awareness and general spirit within the community. This could not have been achieved without the dedication and generosity of Leon’s students, families, and alumni, along with the Tallahassee community and businesses.
Our goal this year is $25,000. With that amount, we can help provide financial assistance to those in need of treatment along with funds for additional patient services. These funds can help pay for transportation to the center for treatment, diagnostic testing, meals for patients, and extra items like warm blankets that add to the overall comfort of patients during treatment. As we work toward this goal, we are hoping to call upon you to contribute to and support our fundraiser that is taking place from October 5th to October 18th, 2020. Without the help of this community, not only would the monetary amount be impossible, but the investment of students’ hearts and energy in such a worthy cause would be unattainable.
This year, as a community, we have faced many new and difficult circumstances from COVID. We understand that this is a challenging time for many businesses and want to make it clear that any form of donation is appreciated. While monetary donations may not be available for your business at this time, in-kind or service donations are helpful for our fundraiser. We are thankful for every donation no matter how big or small.
On October 18th, Leon’s 13th annual Poker Run will take place. Donors and businesses are encouraged to participate in the event with students. The Poker Run will begin at Leon High School and end at TMH’s Cancer Center. This year, the event will follow social distancing and Leon Country school safely guidelines. The Tallahassee community has always lived up to the challenge when it comes to helping others, and we hope this year will be no different - help us make this the best one yet!