On Friday, Jan. 31, the Carle Place High School Student Organization and Key Club held an assembly for grades 9 through 12 about their annual Battle of the Classes, Battling for a Cause event.  

This year students will be battling for Duke Children’s (Dr. Kishnani’s Pompe Disease Fund), which is a rare, inherited condition that affects multiple organ systems due to a buildup of glycogen in the body. Money fund-raised will help advance research, develop new therapies and to improve the quality of life for patients. This charity was chosen by the students, who were inspired by the story of Roseann and John Favicchia’s granddaughter Sophia, who is impacted by this disease. This year’s event will take place on Friday, Feb. 28.Online donations can be made by visiting:  http://mshistorybuff.com/KeyClub/BOTC/Battle%20of%20the%20Classes%20Donation%20Page.htm