Roeper Students Host Fundraiser for Doctors without Borders
February 29, 2012
Ryan Blankenburg and Sara Feldman, students at Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based The Roeper School (Roeper), a co-educational day school for gifted children, recently hosted an event on the school’s campus to raise awareness and funds for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Roeper Interim Head of School Philip Deely made the announcement.
Ryan Blankenburg, a Rochester, Mich.-resident, and Sara Feldman, a Birmingham, Mich.-resident, both 11, became interested in Doctors Without Borders/MSF after taking the project on in Roeper’s Stage IV Leadership and Philosophy Class. More than 30 people attended the fundraiser, which was held on February 17, 2012, and included a dinner and informative presentation by both girls that educated attendees on the great work Doctors Without Borders/MSF does for the international community. Doctors Without Borders/MSF is an international, medical, humanitarian organization that was created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. The organization provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect or catastrophe; primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care or natural disasters. Doctors Without Borders/MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. The students’ presentation also included a video on the organization followed by a brief discussion.
Blackenburg and Feldman raised more than $330 at the event and have since donated all of the money to Doctors Without Borders/MSF. To learn more about the organization, please visit www.doctorswithoutborders.org.
Founded in 1941, The Roeper School is a uniquely personalized, coeducational school for gifted and talented children in preschool through grade 12 from over 60 communities in southeast Michigan. With campuses in Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Roeper was conceived on founding principles that recognize the power of education, choice and self-expression, and the transformative impact these principles have on young minds.