On April 3rd, HLF Young Ambassador Jillian Wexler hosted “Skate for a Cause” at Princeton Day School in Princeton, New Jersey. The purpose of the event, her HLFYA Independent Service Project, was to help raise money for Henrik Lundqvist Foundation Partner, New York Children’s Presbyterian Hospital.

With the ice skating rink facility generously donated by Jillian’s school, promoted in the community by local club hockey teams and through the school community, as well as through social media, over 30 people attended the skating event. In addition to all the attendees donating to skate, there was also a raffle held, with prizes donated by local businesses in the Princeton area as well as a signed Henrik Lundqvist puck which generated a lot of interest.

Between the admission fee to the event and the raffle, $900 was raised. For those who couldn’t make it to the event there was the option to donate to the New York Children’s Presbyterian Hospital via HLF, online. Jillian was able to raise an additional $2,100 via friends and family. This brings the total raised for the New York Children’s Presbyterian Hospital by Jillian to $3000!

Written by 2019 HLFYA Jillian Wexler

Jillian Wexler

School: Princeton Day School

Person Who Inspires Me: Henrik Lundqvist and my parents