MI Sixth Graders Raise Funds for Crohn's Research at Children's Hospital

MI Sixth Graders Raise Funds for Crohn's Research at Children's Hospital
Posted on 02/26/2018

MIS Crohn's Check PresentationMason Intermediate sixth graders on Team Patriots teamed up with Team Success and Team Endeavor for the fifth annual Penny War to raise money for Crohn’s Research at Children’s Hospital. The 'War' ran February 5-9.

Crohn’s disease is a chronic illness that affects the digestive tract and is becoming more common. It is usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 35, and currently it has no cure. 

"It is a disease that definitely impacts many students throughout our school district," shared sixth grade science teacher Susan Grable. "Our students joined efforts to raise money for Crohn’s research with both enthusiasm and resolve. They thoroughly enjoyed the competition for a good cause, and each day was a special day for students."

The Penny War week started with students wearing hats for “Hats Off to Those Who Live with Crohn’s” and ended with “Beach Day” to put a little sunshine and relaxation into the day while raising money and awareness for Crohn’s. 

Students presented a $2,831.40 check to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital IBD Research Department on February 15.  Team Patriots’ five-year total raised from Penny Wars is more than $10,000. 

A special thank you to the many parent volunteers for offering their services to count and roll the money each day.

For more information on Crohn’s Disease, visit ccfa.org. Together, we can make a difference!

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