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State Honoree

Kathryn Phillips

New York

Kathryn Phillips, Rome Free Academy, started a marrow drive for the National Bone Marrow Registry. She recruited nearly 200 people in her community to become bone marrow donors, and raised over $4,000 to pay for the necessary blood tests by holding a raffle, collecting donations door to door, and asking local businesses for contributions.

"The reward you feel inside for knowing you did something to help someone else is far better than any paycheck."