LCTI students help raise $238K for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

EHP students at LLS event

Flanked by Emerging Health Professionals instructors Veronica DeBlois, left, and Kristin Applegate, right, students Madison Hoffman, second from left, Benjamin Fry, center, and Alya Wezza, are all smiles during a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala.

Three students from Lehigh Career & Technical Institute’s Emerging Health Professionals program recently helped raise nearly a quarter-million dollars for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The society celebrated their accomplishment at a Saturday (March 10) night gala.

The students — Madison Hoffman and Benjamin Fry, both of Northwestern Lehigh High School, and Alya Wezza, of Parkland High School — were tapped to participate in the Students of the Year campaign, which is run by the society’s Eastern Pennsylvania chapter.

Participants are selected from a pool of nominees with a demonstrated interest in volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach and leadership. The campaign challenges participants to raise as much money as they can for the society in seven weeks. Top fundraisers win $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships.

Hoffman, Fry and Wezza each raised more than $10,000 for the society, but none of them were among the campaign’s biggest moneymakers. Altogether, Students of the Year participants raised $238,991.

Impressive work, Madison, Benjamin and Alya!

View the news release.

Media Contact: Precious Petty, Public Relations Coordinator, 610-799-1450,

Education Park Drive

Schnecksville, PA

Our mission at LCTI is to prepare all students for successful careers and lifelong learning.