The Rox-THON of Roxbury High School is Friday May 21 and will run from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm for students in grades 9-12 with a capacity of 150 students. The event takes place outside and features several COVID safe games / activities, music and an hourly ‘line dance’.
The high school club was founded with the ideals of supporting families and donating money for childhood cancer and this year the determination to move forward with the cause has been unshakable.
“The event will certainly look different from previous years, but we are delighted to continue to support this cause. It is important to remember that as the world closed for the past year, families continued to hear the devastating news that “your child has cancer.” We hope to spread the word and encourage our community to support this worthwhile cause, ”said Rox-THON advisor Mike Gottfried.
“We are also exploring the possibility of live streaming parts of our event: our welcome and ‘family hour’, with guest speakers including Senator Anthony Bucco, Chrissy Aulenbach (former district worker who lost her son Henry in December 2019), Kelly Blanchette (Child Life Specialist at the Valerie Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital) and Willow Bradley (current senior whose sister died of cancer in the past year). “
More than $ 300,000 has been raised over the past seven years, with the majority of the effort generated through student leadership.
Go to https://rhsroxthon.salsalabs.org/roxthon2021/index.html or send a check (payable to “RHS Rox-THON”) to Roxbury to support this cause or to request a Rox-THON-t- shirt from 2021. Attn High School: Mike Gottfried, 1 Bryant Dr. Succasunna, NJ 07876. All inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rox-THON, formally mini-THON, is a branch of the better-known Penn State’s THON that raises money for childhood cancer. Two years ago, the Roxbury club moved to its own organization to keep most of the funds raised locally.