PAOLI – Over the past couple of years, Throop Elementary School has raised money to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Participating in the St. Jude Math-A-Thon, students can refine their learning skills while participating in a great event to help those who truly need it.
This year, the school has amassed $20,000 ($11,197 of which came from Mrs. Danielle Kendall’s class) and will be going to the hospital, to help benefit children with cancer and the families in need of help.
This donation will help by providing better services to children with cancer, as treatments at St. Jude have helped push the overall survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since opening more than 50 years ago. It will also allow families to help their child live a normal life, by going towards the treatments, travel expenditures, housing, and food insecurities.
There will also be a St. Jude potato bar for all staff members. Anyone who chooses can come to the café during lunch to get a baked potato, toppings, and dessert, once a week through the month of March.