Harborfields Community Comes Together to Grant Wishes

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Hundreds of people congregated on the Harborfields High School track on April 21 to walk for a special cause, as they worked together to help grant two special boys’ wishes during the twelfth annual Walk for a Wish, which was a joint venture with Make-A-Wish of Suffolk County.

The event, which was sponsored by Washington Drive, Thomas J. Lahey, and both schools’ PTAs, was a rousing success, as participants helped raise more than $17,000. These funds go toward granting the dreams of two Make-A-Wish children, including 7-year-old Landen, a Port Jefferson resident who’s battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, who’s wish is to go to Ocean City, Maryland; and 15-year-old Joe from East Northport, who battles bronchiectasis, an incurable respiratory disease. Joe wishes to go to Walt Disney World, where he hopes to meet his favorite character, Buzz Lightyear. Non-perishable food items were also collected to be donated to the Harborfields Food Pantry.

“I continue to be amazed by the tremendous character that’s shown by our students, staff and the residents of this tight-knit community,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Francesco Ianni said. “Coming together to support such a worthy cause really shows you what Harborfields is all about.”