Carlisle High School Hosts a Blood Drive After the Loss of a Student

Service Challenge Projects are underway and our first school visit is this week!

Carlisle High School had mixed emotions when they attended the Youth Leadership Seminar in October. They were excited to learn how to get “Plugged In” to their community, but they also were mourning the loss of their 2012 Homecoming King, Zach “Zeus” Richards, who lost his yearlong battle with leukemia just a few weeks before. Zach served as the inspiration behind the Carlisle Service Challenge Project.

According to Samantha Lee, the coordinating teacher from Carlisle, this project shows that “one soldier formed an army that will continue the fight for many years to come.” 

Carlisle IN - red-squareCarlisle’s Service Challenge Project “Zeus Soldiers…Win the Battle,” consists of a school wide blood drive taking place on Thursday, November 21st. The blood drive begins at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude by 12:00 p.m. Students and staff will be collecting teddy bears at the event and throughout the entire school year. These teddy bears will then be donated to Children’s Medical Center in Cincinnati, where Zach spent almost a year of his life battling leukemia.“The project’s goal is to honor Zach and keep his legacy alive.” –Samantha Lee

AMF staff and April Kerley, a YLS speaker and paralympian, are looking forward to visiting our first school! We will be tweeting about the event throughout the day, so be sure to check out #AMFChallenge to stay updated on our visit and all Service Challenge Projects.

Becky Griesmer
Impact Intern
#AMFChallenge

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