5th Graders Join The Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

January 24th, 2011 by Media

When we got wind of our friends at Episcopal Day School wanting to conduct a fundraisers on behalf of Patrick and Brennan we were so touched. Hearing of kids joining our cause and wanting to fight the fight with us is inspiring. We believe that every dollar raised will help us find a CURE.

Please read the attached article to learn more about the fifth graders Angel Project.

Fifth graders from Episcopal Day School had a bake sale Friday raise money for CURE Childhood Cancer.  Michael Holahan/Staff

Episcopal Day School fifth-grade pupils were busy last week working for a good cause.

The pupils raised more than $4,000 for Press On to CURE Childhood Cancer. The fundraising drive was in honor of Brennan Simkins and Patrick Chance, who are fighting cancer. It was the fifth-graders’ Angels Project.

Funds raised went to CURE Childhood Cancer, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to fund childhood cancer research and provide education and support to patients and families.

Press On was created by Patrick’s parents in 2006 to provide funding for neuroblastoma and acute myeloid leukemia research.

The Episcopal Day School pupils’ fundraising project involved by selling cupcakes, brownies and cookies at school and in their neighborhoods; selling wristbands that said “Brennan Simkins Press On;” and speeches and public service announcements. Some pupils also tithed their allowance. .. read more

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