Students gathered on a quad at Lynn University to play hopscotch Sunday. But this wasn’t the familiar children’s game.
Hopping 4 a Cure for multiple sclerosis also drew former supporters for the Lynn’s Rotaract chapter fundraiser, led by Julia Gordon.
Among them were Rotaract chair, Dr. N’Quavah Velazquez. Clive Daniel Homes’ Marla Jaffe, local chapter president was there with her son David Nassau. “We hop in the hope for a cure,” Jaffe said. Youth ambassador Barry Kent has raised more than $1,000.
That group held the first Hopping 4 a Cure fundraiser last July on the parking lot at the furniture store.
Also there Sunday was Boca High’s Key Club. “It’s nice to get out here and help each other,” said Yurong “Annie” Huang.
Lynn students stopped by all afternoon Sunday to take turns on hopscotches chalked on the sidewalks.
There were four ways to compete, including one with jump ropes and Hula Hoops. Even funny hats. Nassau was the competition organizer Sunday with a bullhorn.
Sitting off to a side on his walker was David’s father, Steven Nassau.
When he was diagnosed with MS, that’s when his sons David and Michael got involved. “This condition is rough,” he said frankly.
By Marci Shatzman