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Four Area High Schools Team Up to Raise Money for Leukemia Research at Children’s Hospital

Orange and white

Cincinnati, Ohio, May 10, 2022 – The Saint Ursula Academy Bulldogs traveled across the Ohio River for the annual Orange and White flag football game in April to raise money for leukemia research. The annual event, held this year at Notre Dame Academy, brings four area high schools together each year for one cause, believing that together they can make a big impact. The schools involved this year were Saint Ursula Academy, Notre Dame Academy, St. Xavier High School, and Covington Catholic High School.
This year, the seniors from Saint Ursula Academy played the seniors from Notre Dame Academy in a flag football game. During halftime, the boys from St. Xavier and Covington Catholic put on a dynamic halftime show set to music.
Notre Dame won on the field this year, but the real winner of the day was Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, which received all of the proceeds from the game admission, raffles and t-shirt sales. This year, the students donated $7,000 to the Cancer & Blood Disease Institute at Children’s Hospital. 
The Orange and White game was started by students at Saint Ursula Academy 12-years ago in memory of 2009 SUA graduate Natalie Bradley, who lost her battle with leukemia just after graduation. SUA and students wanted to support research for a cure. 
Bradley’s parents, who attend the game each year, shared their appreciation for the ongoing support of this event in a letter to the staff and students.

“Thank you all for the love and support you have shown our family and Children's Hospital,” said Steve and Rita Bradley. “It is such a humbling experience to see the ongoing enthusiasm for this event even after 12-years and to know Natalie’s struggle was not in vain. Through that journey we learned that blessings and miracles come in all shapes and sizes, even in the form of a flag football game with the best half-time entertainment ever!”
The cancer treatment facility at Children's was recently ranked #1 in the country. Since the inception of the Orange and White game, more than $73,000 has been raised for this cause.

Photo: Students from Saint Ursula and Notre Dame presented a $7,000 check to Brittany Boseman from Cincinnati Childrens’ Hospital Medical Center. 
Shown L-R: Brittany Boseman, Ellie Joyce NDA ’22, Addy Woeste NDA ’22, Julia Raines SUA ’22, Ellen Scott SUA ’22, Audrey Kirwin SUA ’22, Katie McKeown NDA ’22.
Saint Ursula Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory, secondary school for young women known for academic excellence and rich tradition. Saint Ursula welcomes students from more than 90 grade schools in the Greater Cincinnati area and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School. The campus, located at 1339 E. McMillan Street in East Walnut Hills has been the home of Saint Ursula Academy and Convent since 1910. 90% of the Class of 2021 earned college scholarships totaling more than $23-million.