Peer Leaders and ninth-grade class officers at Levittown's MacArthur High School recently hosted a skate-a-thon at United Skates of America in Seaford to raise money for the Wantagh-based John Theissen Children’s Foundation (JTCF).
After a day at the skating rink, the students raised $2,200, which go toward the JTCF to directly benefit sick and underprivileged children on Long Island.
Theissen, a MacArthur High School graduate, was recently presented with the check. While thanking the students, Theissen told his story of having a brain tumor at 17 years of age. He encouraged the students to stay healthy and to achieve academically.
“You have to live your life to the fullest,” Theissen said. “Don’t let anything get in your way of accomplishing a goal.”