Students at J.C. Booth Middle School recently participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon program and raised $1,932 to help kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. The community of Peachtree City supported Booth students by making donations in honor of their participation in the program.
“We are very proud of our students for working so hard to raise money for St. Jude through Math-A-Thon,” said Kristi Hardeman, coordinator of the event. “Our school, students and community have helped St. Jude in its work to find cures and save children.”
Math-A-Thon allows students to build and practice essential math skills while they raise funds for kids battling cancer at St. Jude. The program works in the following way: Teachers serve as volunteer coordinators for Math-A-Thon at their school. Participating students solve math problems in a printed or online Funbook. Students ask family and friends for donations in support of their participation in the Math-A-Thon. All donations are sent to St. Jude, where no child is ever turned away because of the family’s inability to pay.
Now in its 30th year, Math-A-Thon is one of America’s largest education-based fundraisers. More than 10,000 schools across the country participate in the program. Math-A-Thon is also one of the most successful fundraising campaigns for St. Jude, having raised nearly $400 million since its inception.
For more information on how to host your own Math-A-Thon event, call 1-800-FUNBOOK (386-2665) or visit www.mathathon.org.