cancer-student-chloe.jpg As Milton Hershey School Senior Chloe Mellott wages a courageous battle against cancer, her school family is coming together in a show of support.

Students, employees, and alumni will gather for a 24-hour event to honor Chloe and kick off a year-long fundraising effort to raise money in Chloe’s name for the American Cancer Society. The School community is hoping to raise $100,000.

A resident of Middletown, Chloe has been struggling with cancer for the past four years. “Chloe is a brave young woman who serves as an example of grace and courage to all of us,” said Pete Gurt, Vice President of Student Life. “The one favor she has asked for throughout this battle is that we raise money for the American Cancer Society in her name.”

The first major component of the campaign includes a Relay for Life marathon benefiting the American Cancer Society on Nov. 7-8. The relay is a 24-hour event to demonstrate the fact that cancer patients battle their disease 24 hours a day, 365 days a year without a break.

Participation for the event is open to Milton Hershey School students, employees, and alumni, and the local community. Interested groups can e-mail [email protected] for more information. Donations to the American Cancer Society in Chloe’s name may also be sent to Lew Webster, Milton Hershey School, P.O. Box 830, Hershey, PA 17033-0830. Please make checks payable to the American Cancer Society.

The Caring for Chloe campaign will continue through the 2008-09 school, with upcoming events and fundraisers benefiting American Cancer Society.

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