Recently, four Silver Creek Elementary third graders organized "Crazy For a Cure," a school-wide fundraiser to support cancer research and to raise cancer awareness!
The success of the fundraiser and its Bobcat organizers were featured on Channel 27 News on Mondday, April 22!!
Check out the fabulous footage via this web link!!
Chayse, Emily, Kylee and Taylor may appear to be ordinary third graders - but don't be fooled! The recent fundraiser organized by these four friends yielded ANYTHING but "ordinary" results!
The girls sold pink pencils, stickers, "silly band" bracelets and other small "goodies" to students as a way of collecting money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The "sale items" were donated by Taylor's grandmother, a cancer survivor herself.
Students also participated in the fundraiser by donating a dollar each day in order to wear pajamas to school, have "crazy hair" or "crazy sock day, hat day and 'wear pink day'.
"Kylee and me were online making a little poster for my nana, who was going through chemo. We accidently clicked on a "fundraiser" button, and then we decided WE HAVE TO HAVE A FUNDRAISER TOO!" explained Taylor.
Soon Taylor and Kylee were joined by Emily, who wanted to be a part of the fundraiser because her grandmother is currently being treated for cancer. Chayse offered her own personal items to sell when the girls were brainstorming a list of things Bobcat students might be willing to purchase.
Quickly the "fab four" became firm friends.
According to Kylee, ". . . we worked together and made a difference. We were barely friends when we started and now we'll be friends forever."
The girls voluntarily gave up all their free time during school - selling items during their lunch and recess and also giving daily reminders and updates to students and faculty via the daily announcements.
Helping fund research to find a cure for cancer is a cause "near and dear" to the Silver Creek faculty and staff. Staff members take part in Madison County's "Relay for Life" annually as a way to pay tribute to two teachers who lost their own battles with cancer and to also honor the lives of current staff members who are cancer survivors.