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WAHS Senior Raises, Donates $16,616 to Local Charities

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February 22, 2021 | Community

Cecilia Fink 2021 Donation

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (FEBRUARY 22, 2021) — Williamsport Area High School senior Cecilia Fink’s charity Be You Boldly granted a combined $16,616.17 to K’s for Cancer and the River Valley Regional YMCA’s Livestrong Program on Friday.

The donations — with $8,513.64 going to K’s for Cancer and $8,103.53 to the Livestrong Program — were comprised of funds raised through Fink’s fourth annual Pie Day 5K held on Thanksgiving morning, a Zumbathon in August and her jewelry sales throughout the year.

Created in the memory of Justin Flannery Hilton, K’s for Cancer raises money to provide direct and immediate support to cancer patients and their families in Lycoming County. The YMCA's Livestrong Program is a 12-week program designed to help adult cancer survivors improve their fitness and quality of life.

Since 2014, Fink’s work has generated more than $63,000 for local charities, surpassing her goal of raising $60,000 by the time she graduates high school. She lifted her original goal of raising $50,000 last year.

Fink also has joined the K’s for Cancer board of directors and is excited to help them grow their reach in serving more cancer patients through her efforts.

Currently ranked third in her class, she graduates from WAHS in June. She plans to attend either the University of Pittsburgh or Carnegie Mellon to study psychology and intends to focus on the field of youth counseling.

 For more information on Be You Boldly, follow the organization’s page on Facebook.


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