Students promote coffee for cancer research fundraiser

March 25, 2015

For nearly three years, Ryan Lentz has tried to get others to embrace a simple concept — do something for others while doing an everyday activity.

There are about 210 million coffee drinkers in the U.S., Lentz said, and he’s aiming to land 50,000 of them as monthly subscribers to Callie’s Coffee, named for his 10-year-old daughter who created the business.

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Macaroni Kid hosts ‘I have a dream’ pajama party Jan. 20

January 19, 2014

NEW — Noon Jan. 19, 2014

Macaroni Kid invites parents and children to bounce and dream for a good cause at a special Jan. 20 event.

Families can celebrate their Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a trip to KidzBounce for Macaroni Kids’ “I have a dream” pajama party benefitting pediatric cancer research.

Children can expect to bounce around on inflatable toys, play with Legos, receive art instruction, capture memories in a photo booth, and munch on provided snacks and pizza.

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Skyline targets pediatric cancer research

December 17, 2013

Teenagers are generally a competitive bunch, and Skyline High School tried to take advantage of that during its Winter Wonder Week fundraising campaign.

From Dec. 9-13, the school’s Associated Student Body leaders organized a series of fundraising activities to benefit the Ben Towne Foundation, a local organization that supports pediatric cancer research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

The ASB brought in donations through: an acoustic music night; a “Buff Puff” volleyball tournament that featured a match between the Skyline varsity squad and staff members; and a “Pack the Rack” basketball doubleheader against rival Issaquah, where students were encouraged to wear blue shirts in support of cancer research.

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