Words: Mikayla Martin
This past weekend, February 24th, the Living the Dream gala was held at M&T bank Stadium by the Zaching Against Cancer foundation. The goal in holding this event was to increase cancer research funds, direct patient outreach, and scholarships.
Several Horizon club board members who attended the gala, Francis Kim, said he “went because it seemed like a great opportunity to support such a great cause and I had no issue donating my time for the possibility of giving hope to someone that needs it.”
Everyone who did not know the story of Zach Lederer, a Centennial alumni, and the foundation were informed by tribute speeches in memory of him given by his family.
The Zaching Against Cancer foundation has inspired families at the event to support the cause. One woman, who sadly lost her son to cancer, gave a speech on how the foundation aided her son with his battle against cancer.
When her son passed, the foundation inspired her to support the cause further. Donations were asked at the end of the night, and the audience did not fail to show their support.
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