Thursday, March 24, 2011

Chesnut Charter Students Do Math for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

45 Chesnut Charter Elementary students recently took part in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon. For more than 30 years, Math-A-Thon has been America's largest education-based fundraiser. Math-A-Thon is a free, education-based fundraising program for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The program includes a free math curriculum supplement for grades K-8 that students complete after obtaining sponsorships from family and friends. The funds raised by the students benefit St. Jude, where doctors and scientists work to eradicate childhood cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases.

St. Jude designed Math-A-Thon to supplement a teacher's existing curriculum, while also teaching students the importance of helping others. To participate, students ask family and friends for pledges to solve math problems in the Math-A-Thon Funbook. 

Chesnut students earned a total of $2,261.80 for St. Jude's. Chesnut faculty and staff also donated a total of $235. The contribution will be used to help St. Jude pay for outpatient care.

Way to give back to others Chesnut Cougars!!!

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