Sacred Heart Math-A-Thon Supports St. Jude Cancer Patients
Sacred Heart elementary students continue the tradition of helping to save lives through the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon. This year, 83 students participated in the Math-A-Thon to raise $10,276.80 --- all of which goes directly to St. Jude.
Sacred Heart School has participated in the Math-A-Thon fund-raiser since 1987. Within that time, its students have raised over $174,000 for the children at St. Jude battling cancer and other terminal diseases.
Participants of the Math-A-Thon received a Fun book filled with math problems to complete. They also found family and friends to sponsor their participation in the program. St. Jude rewarded students with T-shirts and prizes depending on the amount of money raised through the fund-raising effort. In the interest of securing additional revenue for St. Jude, some students opted out of receiving their prizes. Additionally, special recognition was given to 32 Sacred Heart students who raised $100 or more.
The St. Jude Math-A-Thon – America’s largest education-based fund-raiser – is a supplemental math education program for kindergarten through eighth grade that also raises funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. Participation in the St. Jude Math-A-Thon helps ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.
PICTURED: Of the 83 student participants, 32 students raised at least $100. Pictured with the administrator and faculty coordinators are the four top earners. From left: front row - Austin Perez ($415), Sophia Perez ($444), Lane Green ($650), and Kyler Downing ($1,730). Back row - Bonnie Diefendorf, Mr. Sam Jones (Dean of Students), Mrs. Zoey Plummer, Mrs. Julie Sobaski, Mrs. Rhonda Kusgen and Mrs. Jeannine Dove.