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Movie Night to Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Patients

WOODBURY – Two Nonnewaug High School students are hosting a pajama party/movie night Friday night in the school’s cafeteria to raise money for pediatric cancer patients at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

There is no entry fee for the viewing of Ralph Breaks the Internet, but event organizers Maddie Stampp and Chloe Pagnamenta will be selling concessions to raise money for the “kindness in motion” project.

Nonnewaug teacher Kristen Pisano said Stampp and Pagnamenta are using the funds raised to purchase wooden mailboxes for children who have a long stay the hospital in the cancer center.

“They will ask the kids what theme or design they would like painted on them to personalize them,” Pisano wrote in an email. “We will then have our high school art students paint the mailboxes for them.”

Stampp and Pagnamenta got the idea while attending a school field trip along with all the other schools in the Berkshire League to help improve school climate. Dr. Judy Palmer, the Superintendent of Region 7 public schools, gave the Nonnewaug students a grant to kickstart the “kindness in motion” project.

The Nonnewaug students will also donate any extra funds to the hospital to help these kids and families that have been affected.

The event is being held Friday, April 12, from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Nonnewaug High School.

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