On Tuesdays we wear pink

NHS partners with the Emily Rose EMpwr Foundation to raise money for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

Aerial Stonis, staff reporter

The National Honor Society (NHS) is partnering with the Emily Rose EMpwr Foundation to raise money to buy toys for patients receiving treatments at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. The fundraiser began on Monday, April 25 and ends on Friday, April 29. On Tuesday, April 26, students wore pink in honor of Emily Rose Bromberg, who lost her battle to stage IV melanoma last year.

“NHS is a big source for fundraising around the school, and I’m in NHS, so I figured that would be a good way to get the message out and organize everything. The main goal for this is to kind of, one, raise the money and help the kids, and two, keep the name of my sister alive, so that in the future we could continue to do things at Mitchell and out of Mitchell as well,” Dylan Bromberg (‘22) said.

Bromberg, being Emily Rose’s brother, and a member of NHS, brought up the idea of connecting EMpwr and NHS together by doing a fundraiser. The Emily Rose EMpwr Foundation was established in 2021 in honor of Emily Rose, with the goal of raising awareness and supporting research to end Melanoma.

“We want to spread awareness about [melanoma] but we also really want to raise money for the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and get as many donations as possible so we could surprise them with toys next week.” Bebel Vieira (‘22) said.

After the fundraiser is over, Bromberg, Vieira, the president of NHS, and Ms. Denise Crabtree (FAC), the advisor for NHS, will pick out the toys and give them to patients at Johns Hopkins. The toys will be donated in Emily’s name.

“the [Emily Rose EMpwr Foundation] was a good fit. Dylan brought that to the board and then he took it to the club and it’s just been really powerful to get involved in it. I think it’s sad why we’re doing it but it’s also been a good experience for everyone participating in it because I think it’s helped them see, everything at its core impacts people,” Crabtree said.

Contributions to the cause can be made by purchasing EMpwr shirts for $15 and pink roses for $5 during lunch, or by making donations on PayPal or in the media.