The hospital is one of the premier centers for research and treatment of pediatric cancer and is also the top children's cancer hospital in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. No child is ever turned away for treatment because of a family's inability to pay. However, in order to continue this beneficial program donations are needed.
According to school sponsors, the local community can support students by making donations to St. Jude in honor of students' participating in this national math fundraising program. By pledging donations to students participating in the Math-A-Thon, the citizens of Kennett will be supporting the St. Jude mission of finding cures and saving children from across the country and the world.
The first and second graders at Masterson Elementary are excited to do their part to help find the cure for childhood cancers. They will be working hard to complete the Math-A-Thon Funbook and to collect donations. Residents of Kennett are urged to please support them, and the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, by making a financial pledge. If everyone gives a little, it can make a big difference in the life of a child.
If anyone is interested in making a donation to this cause or needs more information, log on to the hospital's Intenet site www.stjude.org.