One High School Senior Gives Back in a Big Way

High school senior Jacklyn Volpi recently hosted a special fundraiser to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and raised nearly $2,000!  Jacklyn, who is a student at Riverbank High School in Riverbank, Calif., chose to have a takeout pasta dinner to benefit LLS for her senior project.

JacklynJacklyn hosted the takeout pasta dinner on Saturday, February 1 in memory of her cousin, Marty, who recently passed way from non-Hodgkin lymphoma and came up with the idea from a leadership camp she attended that had her choose a community service idea to help her community.  About 80 people attended the dinner and tickets were sold for $10, which included a meal of rigatoni with meat sauce, salad, bread with butter and dessert, all made by Jacklyn with the help of her friends, family and mentor, Mary Ellen.

Her favorite part of the entire experience was the day of the event, where she made all the food with Mary Ellen, who helped her tremendously through the entire process of planning and executing the dinner.  Jacklyn felt all of the hard work planning the event was well worth it, especially since she raised so much money to help fight blood cancer!

After her event, Jacklyn was able to come to our San Francisco office with her family to drop off her check in person!  Thank you Jacklyn for your incredible support of LLS and for all of your hard work planning and hosting the takeout pasta dinner!


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2 Responses to One High School Senior Gives Back in a Big Way

  1. What a wonderful thing for a high school senior to do. I recently found out my father has stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He has been through three chemo treatments and seems to be holding up pretty well but it has been a very painful experience for the family. Even though he is coming along so well we know it could take a wicked turn at any time.

    Bless your heart Jacklyn Volpi you are an angel.

    • llsgba says:

      Hi Liz – thank you for sharing your story with us! We’re so sorry to hear about your father but we wish him a very safe and speedy recovery!

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