Sylvan’s Peer Leaders Fundraise for Project HEAL

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Sylvan Avenue Elementary School’s Peer Leaders, under the direction of student Ana Altman, collected $265 for the organization Project HEAL by selling originally fashioned buttons. After learning about a family friend who had lost her life to an eating disorder, Ana rallied her peers together to raise funds for this nonprofit for young people suffering with eating disorders.

Project HEAL was started four-and-a-half years ago and has raised over $250,000 to support patients in residential treatment, as insurance often does not cover the expense. They have opened more than 20 chapters across the U.S. and Canada.