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FBCS students work math for St. Jude’s young cancer patients
Mar 10, 2010 | 764 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The 5th/6th grade class at First Baptist Church School (FBCS) organized the school’s Math-A-Thon fundraiser in support of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Grades Kindergarten through 6th participated in the Math-A-Thon. St. Jude’s provided a math workbook appropriate for each grade level. The children agreed to work all the math problems in their books in return for donations which would go to support the seriously ill children who seek medical care at St. Jude’s every day.

The FBCS children raised a total of $1,125.00. According to statistics provided by St. Jude’s, they could use this amount of money to buy 22 portable DVD players for children to watch while they are having to lie still for treatments. They could also use it to provide meals for an ill child and their parents for 37 days.

Even though it takes about 1.4 million dollars a day to run St. Jude’s Hospital, a fundraiser like this shows the children that they can make an important difference in the life of a seriously ill child.
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