The WES Leukemia Research Foundation has partnered with Lanier High School to teach students about non-profit organizations, the need for research, and creating awareness with the Power Flower Project.
The purpose of this project is to produce a resourceful solution to the issue of un-recycled water bottles and use them to create beautiful (non-living) flowers for cancer patients, that will not affect their treatment. Our goal is to bring joy and a smile to cancer patients through flowers made especially for them.
Students collect water bottles and recycling them by turning them into flowers for cancer patients. The students clean the bottles, cut them and turn them into flowers, paint them and then creating boutiques with sweet messages that they can deliver to patients to bring them a dose of joy! It is so fun and exciting to see the passion and drive the students have for this project. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter @powerflower.
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By late spring of this year, our students in conjunction with WES will distribute hundreds of plastic flower bouquets in person to those who suffer from leukemia all while raising awareness to the need to fund research that is key to defeating this terrible form of cancer. We at Lanier love our partnership with WES and the time and energy they have put into our students and community. They are the epitome of what we look for in a community partner who understands authentic learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom when communities come together and work for common goals. We look forward to many more years of working with WES as our students get a chance to impact the lives around them all while inviting them to learn more about preventative health and the long-fought battle to end leukemia and other cancers."~ Kyle Jones, Academy Coach & Program Specialist at Lanier High School