St. Jude Math-A-Thon Now in Progress at Runnels
The annual St. Jude Math-A-Thon is up and running at Runnels. All students in grades 1-6 are invited to take part in this fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The charity treats children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases at no charge to their families.
To participate, students sign up friends and family to sponsor them to complete grade-appropriate math problems in a Math-A-Thon activity book (online or printed). The money pledged by sponsors is donated to St. Jude.
"Math-A-Thon," said Math-A-Thon sponsor and elementary math teacher Christine Pousson, "reinforces math skills while helping raise funds for St. Jude. Our goal this year is to raise $8,000."
Since 1991, Runnels has raised nearly $170,000 for the children's charity.
Math-A-Thon runs through November 1.