Caesar Rodney HS Student Makes Efforts to Strike Out Childhood Cancer
Harrington is active in a variety of clubs but she is most proud of her involvement with Distributive Education Clubs of America. The Caesar Rodney senior has been involved with DECA for three years now, and this year she has taken on the task of a community service project.
Harrington’s family friend, Ethan Max Williams, is the center of this project.
According to Harrington, Ethan passed away in 2010 from an extremely rare form of brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, most commonly referred to as DIPG. After battling the cancer for 14 long months, Ethan passed away in January of 2010.
“…this type is so rare, there is a 0% survival rate,” Harrington said. “Although it’s hard for me to believe, he would have been a freshman this year at CRHS, and I often find myself wondering what he would be like today. I am too often reminded that someone is missing from our team at the school, and that the void that Ethan left is one that will never be able to filled.”
This loss of a dear friend led Harrington to focus her community service efforts on “Striking Out Childhood Cancer.”
“In an effort to honor Ethan and others whom have gone through or are going through the same thing as Ethan, I am selling shirts,” Harrington said. “All of the proceeds from the shirts go directly to an amazing foundation called “The Cure Starts Now.'”
Harrington says Ethan was an avid baseball fan who loved the Phillies more than anything.
“That is where the catch phrase ‘Strike out Childhood Cancer’came from, and has been incorporated throughout this entire project.”
Harrington is selling each shirt for $15, and the last day to buy shirts is New Years Eve.
If you would like to support Harrington “Strike Out Childhood Cancer,” follow this link.