To nominate your hero, click here.
This hero portrays the value of CARING
Submitted by almost 5 years ago.
At just 14 years old, Michael organized a bowl-a-thon that raised over $9,000 to help a 13-year-old burn victim in his community. After hearing the story on the local news, Michael, a veteran fundraiser who has raised over $120,000 for various causes, decided he had to help offset the family's medical expenses. Michael visited each homeroom in his middle school, encouraging his peers to make a difference in someone else's life by participating in the bowl-a-thon. More than 80 students showed up to help raise the funds that made a tremendous difference to the family, who did not have medical insurance. Michael says of his fundraising efforts, 'I like showing others that everyone can make a difference, no matter who you are, how old you are, or even what you look like.'
This story courtesy of www.barronprize.org
Have something to say? Tell us what you think.