April 6 2016

Two Memorial Elementary Students Take Initiative to Help Those with Cancer


Two Burlington elementary school students took some initiative and turned it into a donation to help fight cancer. 


Memorial Elementary School Principal Deb Dressler said in her blog that two students, Lucas and Parker, came to her with an idea on how to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. 


“The boys had a plan – set a goal, create flyers, design a coin collection system, count and roll all the coins (not an easy feat!) and think of a whole-school reward,” she said. “Thank you to everyone who took the time to send in coins (and bills!) because we reached our goal of $430.”


Dressler said supporting students who want to help and make a difference is a great way to have an impact on a young person. 


“Empowering children to be responsible citizens of the world is the most important work a school can do,” she said, adding “thank you for being such a supportive community.”


Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement.


Memorial Elementary School Principal Deb Dressler with Lucas and Parker (Courtesy photo)



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