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Commack Middle School Students Recycle for Cancer

Students cash in recycled cans and donate proceeds to Winthorp Children's Hospital.

Students at are using cans and bottles to support local children battling cancer.

The National Junior Honor Society at the school organized the Cans for Cancer project, in which students and faculty deposit empty bottles and cans in specially marked bins during lunch periods in the cafeteria. 

Young adults from the Association for Children with Down Syndrome collect the bottles and cans and recycle the for cash. The money raised donated to social events for the children at Winthrop Chilren's hospital.

"The first batch of recyclables from Commack to the distribution center was 362 in total! That is a very large number," said Elizabeth Razukiewicz, the Day Hab. Supervisor/MSC from the ACDS.

To date, the Cans for Cancer project at with Winthrop Children’s Hospital in Mineola has received more than $25,000 to help fund vital programs for children living with and being treated for cancer and blood-related disorders at the Center.

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