News: NHS Students Raise Funds & Awareness for a Classmate’s Cause
The NHS students of Highlands Christian Academy are making a difference again in our community, and this time directly impacting one of our own HCA families!
The NHS students will be selling purple silicone bracelets for $2.00 each around campus from October 19 through November 11 to help raise funds and awareness for senior student Isabel Maugee and her twin brother Christian who were diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA), a debilitating, life-shortening neuromuscular disease.
In addition, Thursday, November 10th, will be Purple Power Day at HCA, a day designated for all students and staff to wear purple shirts with jeans, along with their purchased purple bracelets, to show support for Isabel’s cause. Isabel was thrilled to hear everyone would be wearing her favorite color to show support. “I’m very thankful that everyone is helping me to find a cure!” Students will each pay $1.00 for their dress-down day.
This all comes right before November 13th, when the Maugee family will be riding to help find a cure for Friedreich’s Ataxia. “Team Crizzy” will ride with local FA families, friends, and cycling enthusiasts to redefine what is possible in FA research.
The NHS encourages HCA families to visit “rideAtaxia” or click HERE and make an online donation to Team Crizzy (search teams for this), as well as purchase bracelets and participate in the dress-down day to show their love for the Maugee family while supporting the urgent pace of the research for a cure, which can affect Christian and Isabel directly.
For more information about the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance, click HERE.