Working Together to Conquer Kids Cancer
Students at House Springs Elementary are working together to conquer kids cancer. On February 27, 2010, 30 students volunteered to have their heads shaved to raise money for pediatric cancer research. They did this in loving memory of a former student, Charles Allen Long, who passed away at the age of 8 from neuroblastoma in 2006. The student council members visited each classroom to kick-off the fundraising effort. Students were asked to bring in change for Charlie and participate in dress up days such as pajama day (dreaming of a cure) and sports day (strike out cancer). Students bought Charlie’s Angel necklaces and special t-shirts. The staff worked with the student body to create posters showing their support for the shavees. A special assembly recognizing “Charlie’s Angels” explained the need to work together to support a great cause. This year marked the 3rd annual St. Baldrick’s at House Springs Elementary. Each year more and more students volunteer. Proud parents, teachers, friends and family have raised thousands of dollars each year. House Springs Elementary is “all in this together to conquer kid’s cancer”.
Ms. Lisa Brennan
2nd grade teacher