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Ellie's PHundraiser

Doyle Park
April 6, 2013

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Ninth graders at Montgomery have to commit to an EPIC (Extraordinarily Powerful Individual Challenge) project, an audacious goal to pursue through the year. Ellie went big (against the advice of her cautious parents), aiming to produce a fundriasing event for Pulmonary Hypertension, the disease that affects our longtime family friend, Kathleen Scheffer.

She made loads of calls, getting local businesses to donate cupcakes, gift certificates, and other goods that she could raffle off to raise money. She got a local bounce-house supplier to donate the use of a bounce house, to attract parents with kids. And she raised about $1,600 on her own. She also spurred Kathleen's mom to resume her annual fundraising project, which brought in another $3,000 later that evening.

Well done, lady.