After seeing what a great success this event was, we have made Skate for a Cause our "signature event." This year we plan to raise money for a Rochester Organization called Joining Hearts and Hands. This organization is run by Dr. Cala and his wife, and benefits children and women's groups in Kenya and Tanzania. http://www.joiningheartsan
We choose this organization for several reasons. In 2007, five days after Fairport High Schools graduation, five amazing young ladies died in a car accident... one of these girls was named Hannah Congdon. When Hannah passed away her family decided to donate the money given in her name to Joining Hearts and Hands. It was their hope that the organization would be able to build a school for children in Africa; it was Hannah's dream to be a teacher in a third world country. In January of 2009, that is exactly what they did. http://www.13wham.com/medi
Holding this event will raise money to build a new classroom for more children to attend school. The Cala’s plan to continue building classrooms up through 8th grade.
This event will provide an opportunity for both RIT students and staff, as well as the Rochester and Fairport community to get involved and support an amazing cause.
We will be sure to let everyone know when we have a date for the event.