Bel Air Elementary School pupils recently raised $1,400 during St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's Math-A-Thon.
The Math-A-Thon, now in its 22nd year, is an educationally based fund-raising program in which pupils obtain sponsors for the number of math problems completed in special workbooks. The program is sponsored nationally by Six Flags, which provides free passes to pupils raising $35 or more.
Bel Air had 26 pupils participating in the Math-A-Thon. The money raised helps support the hospital that treats children with more than 200 forms of cancer and other diseases.
"We are very proud of our students for working so hard on the Math-A-Thon," said Bel Air Principal Mark Boyd. "With their help, St. Jude Hospital will be able to create new treatments that may one day lead to a cure for many forms of cancer that will benefit the children of our state, our country and around the world.
"I also want to extend our thanks to the Evans community for supporting our students. It takes all of us to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer, and we can all feel proud of our response."
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