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For Diana Perez, cheerleading for Combined Charities is personal

2015 October 6
by HISD Communications
Diana Perez

Diana Perez

As a two-time breast cancer survivor, Diana Perez knows the power of organizations such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation. That’s why Perez is such a vocal and successful cheerleader during the district’s 2016 Combined Charities Campaign; she knows firsthand how much the organizations which receive donations can help.

“Winston Churchill once said, ‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give,’” said Perez, a writer for the Secondary Curriculum & Development department. “Our Combined Charities Campaign makes those words come to life. As a coordinator, I get to encourage others to give and see many lives changed and that’s exciting.”

The Susan G. Komen Foundation is one of hundreds of charities Team HISD can donate to during the campaign. For a complete list, as well as the donation form, click here.

Perez’s enthusiasm for fund-raising has proven to be contagious. As the Combined Charities Campaign coordinator for the Secondary Curriculum department, her team has been one of the top contributors for the past five years. And she plans to keep her squad near the top of the leaderboard this year, too.

“This year we acquired several new members, so I will have to think of creative ways to encourage them so that we can continue to be a top contributor,” Perez said. “Combined Charities is one vehicle for me to share my blessings and to show that I care. Giving is really rewarding to me.”

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