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Ben Vanelli

This article by Ben Vanelli ‘21 tells about the effort coordinated by Perkiomen student Alyssa Iacobacci ‘22 to support the LLS, specifically her drive-in movie fundraiser. 

This month’s Student Spotlight shines on Alyssa Iaccobacci ‘22, whose bid for a student scholarship from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) spawned a drive-in feature of The Incredibles on January 16th. I sat down with her to discuss the cause, her role in the project, and what the benefits of it are. 

     I first had to ask how this all started, and the answer is as simple as it needs to be: for a good cause. Alyssa described the venture as “...competing with other [LLS] candidates to raise money and awareness for the LLS.” But the idea for the movie itself came from LLS President of the Lehigh Valley region, Mr. Gulati, whom Alyssa had emailed with to come up with the idea. Gulati had run drive-ins over the summer as the COVID-19 pandemic halted movie theaters, so he suggested Alyssa do the same for her campaign. “It thought it was a really cool idea. Something new because of Covid restrictions. Nobody even had to leave their cars,” Alyssa described. The event took place at the Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown.

     Tickets for the event were $25 per vehicle, although the amount raised is undisclosed at this time. All proceeds go to Alyssa’s campaign; after the contest ends on February 26th, all campaign funds go directly towards helping those affected by blood cancer. The contestant who raises the most money wins a scholarship from the LLS for their hard work in beating the disease. The winner is announced on the 26th as well. Good luck to Alyssa on her campaign for all her hard work! 


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