Student Development Office Assistant Natalie Hart said on Wednesday that the Pluck-A-Duck fundraiser event had reached its goal of $3,000, which will go to the purchase of 150 “Chemo Ducks” that will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
The event began on Oct. 19, when the Student Development office began selling rubber ducks for $10 each. For every three rubber ducks sold, the money would be used to purchase a “Chemo Duck.” The money that was raised will be able to buy 100 “Chemo Ducks” for children at CHOC. Hart said that the Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program will donate an additional 50 “Chemo Ducks” as part of a matching program.
On Tuesday, all of the rubber ducks that were purchased were placed into an inflatable pool in the quad, where four drawings were held to award prizes. Each duck would have a number written on the bottom of it, and the winners were able to choose from various prizes donated by 20 local businesses.
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