Nampa BPA Donates $1,600 to St. Luke's Patient Fund

Nampa BPA Donates $1,600 to St. Luke's Patient Fund
Posted on 02/16/2018
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A group of business communication students from three Nampa high schools has contributed more than $1,600 to the Patient Assistance Fund at St. Luke’s Nampa hospital.

Nine students in the Career & Technical Education program taught by Jennifer Salois and Beni Porter raised the funds as part of a campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer. 

Business and students from Skyview, Nampa and Columbia high schools worked with marketing students to create the campaign and raise funds for two local people with leukemia. For a fall football game between Skyview and Bishop Kelly high schools, they sold T-shirts, coordinated a silent auction and raffle, hosted a “Pink Out” dance and created a #NampaTacklesCancer Instagram page.

“I am so proud of these students and what they accomplished in such a short time,” said Salois. “They feel so strongly about the need to give back to their community.”

The campaign was so successful that the students surpassed their original goal of $2,000 and decided to contribute the remaining funds to St. Luke’s patients with limited resources.

The St. Luke’s Patient Assistance Fund helps cover costs such as meal vouchers, gas cards, temporary housing, and medication — making a lifesaving difference in the lives of patients and their families. Previous donors to the fund include ON Semiconductor and the Canyon County Sunrise Rotary Club.

To learn more about the Patient Assistance Fund, please see

BPA student leaders pose at Skyview High School.Photo ID (Clockwise from top left): Declan Smith, Magnus Samuelson, Jacob Fellows, Micah Becker, Dylan Yunt, Carissa Chandler and Kimberly Roberts