Math-a-Thon Adds Up For Cancer Patients

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In the last school year, F.N. Brown elementary school participated in the St. Jude Math-a-Thon program and raised $9,221.50 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the premier center for the research and treatment of childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.

The Verona community sponsored students by pledging an amount-per-problem or a one-time donation. Approximately 80% of the student body this past school year participated in this fun, educational event and learned how rewarding it is to help other kids.

The St. Jude Math-a-Thon not only encourages students to work math problems, but it teaches the importance of helping others. Students realize that they can make a difference and they are learning math at the same time. Students also won great prizes upon completion of the St. Jude Math-a-Thon. Prizes ranged from a St. Jude t-shirt to a Math-a-Thon backpack.

For information about Math-a-Thon, call 1-800-FUNBOOK (382-2665) or visit
www.mathathon.org.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its
pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other
catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in
Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and
medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered
by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is
financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization, through events such as
Math-a-Thon. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org.

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