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Girls Inc. Eureka! Scholars to Present $300 Check to Rays of Hope Foundation

HOLYOKE — Girls Inc. of the Valley Eureka! scholars will present a $300 check to Anna Symington from the Rays of Hope Foundation following the students’ Pink Rally fundraiser on their November Day of Service this past fall.

Twenty-one Girls Inc. of the Valley students observed the November Day of Service, raising $304 in just under two hours for Rays of Hope. This donation will support breast-cancer survivors and further breast-cancer research.

“Breast cancer affects so many women in our area,” said Meghan Bone, Eureka! high school director at Girls Inc. of the Valley. “Many of our scholars know women who are battling or have battled this disease, which is why our scholars find supporting Rays of Hope to be particularly rewarding.”

The check presentation will take place on Friday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. during a Eureka! family dinner event that celebrates the accomplishments of Eureka! students. Youth and guests will gather at the Teen Center in the Girls Inc. of the Valley headquarters, 6 Open Square Way, Holyoke.

Girls Inc. of the Valley is a nonprofit organization that offers transformational youth programs that support the personal and professional-development journeys of students throughout the Valley at no cost to their families. Eureka! is a five-year college- and career-readiness program that provides hands-on summer activities, internships, and workshops focused on science, technology, engineering, and math at no cost to students and their families.