This week’s fundraiser comes from Sauk Rapids, MN!
Did you know that there are 161 Relay Recess and Relay Field Day events planned in the Midwest Division this spring? That’s 46 more than last year! Relay Recess and Relay Field Day events have indeed become a terrific way to educate, motivate and engage young people in the fight against cancer!
Last week, Pleasantview Elementary along with the entire Sauk Rapids – Rice District held their annual ‘Walk For Life’ event. The event raised $9,028 for the American Cancer Society—that’s almost $3,000 more than last year!
Many students took home an empty drink bottle a month before the walk. They were challenged to see how much of the bottle they could fill with their change as well as their parent's change over the course of the month. Several students met the challenge - and although it might not seem possible - a water bottle full of change can be worth almost $100! They also held other fundraisers throughout the month such as selling kettle corn (which was donated by a local company) for $1 to the students. They raised over $500 in one day with this fundraiser alone!
At the event every classroom made a poster/sign denoting the names of who they were walking/fundraising for! Pleasantview and Rice Elementary School made it a day-long event and invited parents, families, and the community to participate. They incorporated the fun by having the top 40 radio station playing, popsicles and popcorn, and fun themes for each class ( all fifth graders dressed in head -to -toe purple)!
Did you know? After 100 years of saving lives and creating more birthdays, we’re leading the way in helping transform cancer from deadly to treatable and from treatable to preventable. Today, 2 out of 3 people diagnosed with cancer are surviving (for at least five years). In fact, more than 400 people a day in the US are celebrating birthdays that would have otherwise been lost to the disease. We’ve contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the US since the early 1990s. That means we’ve helped save nearly 1.2 million lives during that time.
Midwest Division Relay For Life Business Unit