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