“Dear Cancer, It’s Me” High School Essay Competition Update
We received 40 essays written by students from over 23 high schools from the San Fernando Valley to Santa Barbara who have experienced cancer themselves, or who have a loved one or friend with cancer. Now 30 judges, selected from the community, are reading these heartfelt, poignant essays. One judge remarked, “each essay was so incredibly brave, sad and hopeful.” The finalists and their families will gather at an awards ceremony on Sunday, May 21, where the winners will be announced. Dr. Dan Stepenosky, Superintendent of Las Virgenes Unified School District, will graciously join us as our keynote speaker. Thank you to the generosity of our sponsors, Premier America Credit Union and Union Bank, for making this incredibly important program possible.