Christ Church School students raise funds for childhood cancer research

Students from Christ Church School who raised almost $400 for childhood cancer research. (submitted photo)

Students from Christ Church School who raised almost $400 for childhood cancer research. (submitted photo)

Third and fourth grade students at Christ Church School in Paradise Valley found a fun and interactive way to raise awareness and research funds for childhood cancer.

In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, these students hosted a lemonade stand during the school’s ice cream social and open house.

The students made posters, ran a publicity campaign, stirred up several batches of delicious lemonade, and passed out stickers to donors, according to a press release.

CCS teacher Emma Porter reported that the endeavor was a valuable experience for students.

“I think it went pretty well,” stated student Abigail Rowley, in the release.  “The money we raised will help find a cure so no more children get sick or die from cancer.”

The successful lemonade stand raised almost $400 for the Ronan Thompson Foundation. These funds will be used to research new ways to treat and ultimately find a cure for this terrible disease.

“We definitely exceeded our goal.  Our goal was to raise $100, and we raised more than three times that amount,” stated Nasser in the release.

To make a donation and learn more about the Ronan Thompson Foundation, visit www.theronanthompsonfoundation.com.

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