From left, Oscar Hokanson (2016-17 Lakeridge K-Kids Club Vice President), Tyler Lowe (K-Kids Club Treasurer), Ewan Lill and Piper Auld (K-Kids Club Secretary) pose with Dr. Doug Hawkins, the interim division chief of cancer and blood disorders at Seattle Children’s Hospital, on Sept. 6. Photo courtesy of Julia Hokanson

Mercer Island’s K-Kids donate money for leukemia research

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:32am
  • Life

Lakeridge’s 2016-17 K-Kids Club officers Oscar Hokanson, Piper Auld and Tyler Lowe presented Seattle Children’s Hospital with a donation of $4,623.66 on Sept. 6.

The funds were a result of a bracelet fundraiser K-Kids Club conducted at Lakeridge last spring.

Lakeridge Elementary’s “K-Kids Club” focuses on learning leadership through community service. It is a Kiwanis after-school club that prepares elementary students to become engaged community members through service leadership and projects.

Last year, the club chose to focus on raising money for leukemia research because they wanted to support fellow classmate Ewan Lill — a third-grader at Lakeridge. Lill was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2016.

K-Kids designed and sold bracelets to raise awareness and funds for cancer research, and was honored to have Lill and his family attend the donation presentation.

K-Kids Club thanks Lill and his family for their support of the project, the teachers and staff at Lakeridge, all of the families that purchased bracelets, as well as the K-Kids Club members and advisors for working so hard to make this project a success.

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