BANGOR - Students from NESCOM as part of the Public Relations Student Society of America and ventured through the halls of the Children’s Oncology Center at EMMC.
They were getting a first hand look at where the money from the benefit concert they are preparing will go.
“That’s really the true goal is to get people to be aware of what's happening here, all the great things that the hospital does for these kids. That's what our true, true, true hope is,” said PRSSA President Tim Auger.
Fundraising has come a long way over the years for the group. Thousands has been raised over the last two years from the concerts.
“Initially we lost money and now last year we raised $2,800 within four years, so it's a lot of growth, a lot of hard work, and we enjoy doing it and the kids enjoy it,” said Auger.
This year they hope to raise even more for the center to help care for children like Noah.
Nurse Aimee Nason says donations like the one they will get from PRSSA helps make the hospital a little more enjoyable for the children.
“We try to make it feel as friendly and as happy a place as possible but there are still things that have to be done that are unpleasant and to be able to cushion that with gifts and donations, makes their stay here much more enjoyable,” said Nason.
Students believe the event will be a success and plan more in the future. The bands will perform at Tantrum Nightclub on Friday, April 11 at 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at any Bull Moose location. They are $10 per person or $15 for a pair.
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Bryan is an Indiana native, and yes, an Indianapolis Colts fan. Also a graduate of Ball State University, Bryan holds a degree in Telecommunications and Journalism. He also has a passion for weather, and holds a minor in meteorology and climatology.
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