James Madison Students Raise Funds for Childhood Cancer
For the past several years under the leadership of the Student Council, James Madison Elementary School students have participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patients program. Pennies for Patients gives Madison School students the opportunity to experience the powerful feeling that comes from working together to help others. It raises awareness and funds in honor of local children battling blood cancers like leukemia.
This year, Principal Matt Driscoll, who admitted to the children that he is afraid of snakes, challenged the students that he would wear a snake around his neck if they raised $900 for Pennies for Patients.
The students reached their fundraising goal and the principal came through on his promise at an All-School Assembly. Principal Driscoll says, “I am very proud of our students. They continue to be great citizens from our School’s Food Pantry which helps our families, to sending “care packages” to our Nation’s Military Members overseas, to raising money for children with childhood cancers. I am very proud of them!”
Principal Matt Driscoll braves his fear of snakes as a reward for students raising money for childhood cancer.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 21, 2012