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Schaumburg High group raises $2,000 for American Heart Association

Schaumburg High School’s Students Helping Others program delivered a $2,000 check to the American Heart Association after a fundraiser earlier this year.

The group, in its first fundraising effort for the heart-health organization, hosted a “red out” event for the boy’s varsity basketball game Jan. 27 against Hoffman Estates High School. In a move inspired by playoff National Basketball Association games, the group sold red T-shirts to show solidarity for both the school and the cause. The group also sold concessions and “love pops” to students and parents at the game.

The idea came from Students Helping Others senior Parth Shah.

Faculty adviser Beth Howard said they did not have a specific fundraising goal, mostly because they have never done it before, and were pleasantly surprised by the amount raised.

“We didn’t know if the student body would get on board with the cause, but it really seemed like they embraced it,” Howard said.

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