The Montverde Academy Key Club presented the Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation with a $3,100 donation, proceeds from a fundraiser that the Club hosted in October. Key Club International is a service leadership program of Kiwanis International for high school students that gives its members opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership skills.
MVA Students in the Key Club chose to do a fundraiser in October that would support Women’s and Men’s Health. They designed a face mask which was sold for $15 to MVA students, families, faculty, and staff. The initiative was incredibly successful resulting in 400+ masks sold to raise $3,100. Key Club members chose Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation (GCCF) to receive the proceeds. The GCCF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the citizens of South Lake County as they cope with the emotional and financial aspects of dealing with cancer.
“The Key Club’s donation allows the Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation to assist three families who are affected by cancer,” said Kay Simpson, GCCF Treasurer. “We don’t restrict the way that the support we give families can be used. Recipients can pay bills, buy food or put gas in the car – families can choose to spend the funds in whatever way helps them most. We want to help as many South Lake families as possible, as we know the effects of cancer are far-reaching.”
“We knew the Academy had worked with the organization before and it was the perfect choice as it would go to support both women and men’s health,” said Giulliana Perez, MVA Key Club President. “We’ve seen the amazing positive change this foundation does for many, many lives in the community and wanted to seize the opportunity to help. Thank you to everyone who purchased a mask in support of our efforts.”