Whitman Again Raising Money For Leukemia, Lymphoma Research

Walt Whitman High School students helped raise more than $91,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society last February.

This year, they want to break that mark.

The school, which is again taking part in the Society’s High School Challenge, is hosting an all-night dance fundraiser on Saturday and a beard competition next week to close out its 2014 fundraising efforts.

The Saturday event is called bRAVE, a rave-like dance that goes on for seven hours with foods provided by local restaurants. It’s set for 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Whitman’s main gym. It raised more than $20,000 last year. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Waivers are required.

Next week, student volunteers and teachers will grow out the “most creative” beards possible and bucket for donations to see who has Whitman’s best beard.

Donations can be made online. Walter Johnson High School is also taking part. The Wildcats raised more than $80,000 last year and raised the most of any D.C. area school in 2012.

Video via Whitman SGA

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