Bishop Kearney HS goes gold for alum’s daughter

October 7, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Bishop Kearney High School student council members Samantha Rubino, Annaliese Tucci, Johanna Sullivan, Amanda Potter and Carrie Guan (left to right) spearheaded the school’s Go Gold campaign. Photo courtesy of Bishop Kearney High School
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Bishop Kearney High School held a fundraiser and tied gold bows on the fence surrounding the school in September to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and to pay tribute to the courage of the young daughter of a Kearney alum.

The ribbon-tying event, which took place at the school, 2200 60th St. in Bensonhurst, on Sept. 22 and was sponsored by the student council, was done in honor of Sally Kabel, the daughter of Kearney alum Nicole DeSantis Kabel and her husband Matt Kabel. The Kabels live in Bay Ridge.

Little Sally, who is 2, was diagnosed a rare form of cancer when she was eight months old.  

After several months of intense treatments at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Sally Kabel is in remission but still faces years of careful monitoring, according to officials at Bishop Kearney High School.

At Bishop Kearney, Annaliese Tucci, senior year president, and Johanna Sullivan, student council vice president, got the student body involved in the Go Gold project.

“Annaliese and I became aware of the serious effects of this disease by following Sally’s Facebook page and wanted to do something to help,” said Sullivan. “We are very happy with the positive response we received from our classmates.”

September was National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In communities all across the country, residents displayed gold ribbons to symbolize the courage of children fighting the disease.


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