$10K donated to Caring for Carmen from Carmen's Prom

Carmen's Prom raised $10,000 for the Caring for Carmen Foundation.
— image credit: April Leigh / Suquamish Tribe

Chief Kitsap Academy juniors Jazmine Ortiz and Crystal Purcell organized Carmen's Prom to fundraise for Suquamish Elementary student Carmen Garringer. She was diagnosed with extraosseous Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer among children. The prom was held April 13, and raised $10,000, recently awarded to the Caring for Carmen Foundation. The Suquamish Tribe pledged to match the funds, up to $5,000.

From left, Amie Gallagher, Suquamish Superintendent Joe Davalos, Jazmine Ortiz, Meghan Rubman, Uriah Wright, Chief Kitsap Academy Principal Fabian Castilleja present Caring For Carmen Foundation Director Leslie Burns with a check for $10,000.

Ortiz and Purcell created the fundraiser to support Garringer’s fight against cancer for their senior project.


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