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Hen Hud HS Participates In Stay-Awake-A-Thon For Cancer Awareness

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CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Hendrick Hudson High School will be featuring non-stop activity, as the Hen Hud Leos and members of the Hen Hud community host the Stay-Awake-A-Thon May 2-3.

This is an all-night event where teams of families and friends come together to support those who have lost their battle with cancer and those who still are fighting.

The event represents the community’s hope that those lost to cancer will not be forgotten, that those battling cancer and their families will be supported. The event is designed to provide participants with the tools to fight back and prevent cancer from spreading.

This year’s fundraising beneficiaries are the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and Happiness is Camping -- a camp for kids with cancer.

The Stay-Awake-A-Thon is a team-based, overnight event. Three or more friends, family members, or co-workers can form a team. Each team registers online or submits a registration form, sets a team fundraising goal, and each member raises a minimum of $100 to support Happiness is Camping and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

At this event, attendees will:

  • Learn more about cancer.
  • Receive tips for cancer prevention and staying healthy.
  • Connect with others who are have had similar experiences dealing with this disease.
  • Cheer on the many survivors.
  • Provide those newly diagnosed with hope, support and encouragement.

As the event begins, teams set up their “campground” and decorate it according to their own team theme. They will set up everything they need for the night, including folding chairs, pillows and the activity items they will be selling for their last night of fundraising.

After the opening ceremonies, cancer survivors from the community will take the ceremonial first lap or parade march. At 10 p.m., a luminaria ceremony is held, with candles placed in paper bags bearing the names of both survivors and those lost to cancer.  For more information on how you can get involved, please contact the Hen Hud Leos Club at 914-671-9159 or e-mail

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