Students flock flamingos for breast cancer

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Fairfield Ludlowe High School students Jane Shanley, Emma Bernstein and Sarah Mason present Dr. Donna Twist, executive director of the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, with a check from the flamingo flocking fund-raiser.

Three students from Fairfield Ludlowe High School participated in a flamingo flocking fund-raiser to benefit the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, raising nearly $4,000 during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the center’s programs for women in need.

Emma Bernstein, Sarah Mason and Jane Shanley chose two neighbors to start the flocking. Neighbors made a donation to have the flock taken away, and the girls moved in after dark to take the flamingos to their next destination.

The girls learned about the breast care center through their mothers.  Jane’s mother is a yoga instructor at the center, while Sarah’s mother is a member of the center’s President’s Council. Emma’s mother supports the center.

“This is the fourth year the girls have held this fund-raiser for us,” said Donna Twist, the center’s executive director and vice president for development. “Their moms have been associated with the center for many years.  It’s great to see their daughters getting involved.”

The fund-raiser concluded on Oct. 31, with the girls visiting the breast care center to present the proceeds from the flocking.

“Our teen volunteers are amazing,” Twist said. “These girls came up with the idea themselves and presented us with a heart-felt gift.”

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