Orléans teen challenging community to help fight cancer (ARTICLE)

February 5 / 2016

Kelly Snider, Orléans Star: Gisèle-Lalonde student Brianna Sanko has turned her school project into a community wide initiative, to raise money for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

The 15-year-old is doing an eight month long campaign to raise awareness and funds for the foundation. Her goal is to raise $10,000.

Part of her project is challenging each member of Orléans to donate $1 to the campaign.

“Ever since I was young, I was taught to help others,” said Sanko. “At Gisèle Lalonde, once you’re in grade ten you have to do a personal project, which you do throughout the year and it has to challenge yourself. Something like learn a new instrument or language. I decided to take it a step further and do a whole campaign.”

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