NEW YORK, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Star Career Academy students from the school's Long Island campus, will honor classmate Megan Reister, who had a failed kidney transplant at the age of 15 and family members who have survived kidney cancer, diabetes and hypertension when they participate as a sponsor in the Sixth Annual Long Island Kidney Walk on May 19 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, NY.
"Star Career Academy's Dialysis Class of August 2013 will walk to find a cure for kidney disease, said Steve Kashkin, campus president. "Our students have worked for months to raise enough money to participate at the sponsor level and we are proud of their commitment to the cause - and to the community."
To raise money for the sponsorship, students sold rubber "kidney bracelets," team t-shirts, flyers, worked with Chili's, which donated a portion of sales to the cause, collected donations from local churches, held other promotions and events, such as a car wash and bake sales.
"We've learned so much educationally on this journey to making this all possible," said Stephanie Serna, one of the student captains for the Kidney Walk.
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With eight schools in three states, Star Career Academy is a New Jersey-based family of private, post-secondary career schools providing career training in medical, business and culinary arts fields. Star Career Academy's programs provide students with the real world job training that prepares them for entry-level positions upon graduation. Star Career Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). For important consumer information, visit www.starcareeracademy.com/faq.
SOURCE Star Career Academy