Birchwood students raise over $10,000 through St. Jude Math-A-Thon to help kids battling cancer

James Stanton Grade 5 student who raised over $1700.00
James Stanton Grade 5 student who raised over $1700.00
Student Council Officers
Student Council Officers
Frankie Doria and Alana Bonilla top earners for grades 3 and 4.
Frankie Doria and Alana Bonilla top earners for grades 3 and 4.

Students at Birchwood Intermediate School recently participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® Math-A-Thon program and raised $10,004.28 to help kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases. 

“We are so proud of our students for embracing Math-A-Thon and raising critical funds for St. Jude,” said Mrs. D'Elia and Mrs. Katehis, coordinators of the event. “Every dollar raised will help support the St. Jude mission of finding cures and saving children in communities worldwide.” We are so proud of the 132 participants who donated their time and mathematical reasoning to help children. We would also like to honor James Stanton for raising over $1700.00 on his own. He is a special, young boy who understands the importance of helping other children in need. Go James!!!!

Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Math-A-Thon has become one of America’s largest education-based fundraisers. More than 10,040.28 schools across the country participate in the program every year. Math-A-Thon is also one of the most successful fundraising campaigns for St. Jude, having raised nearly $400 million since its inception.

Math-A-Thon allows students to build and practice essential math skills while they raise funds for kids battling cancer at St. Jude. The program works in the following way: Teachers serve as volunteer coordinators for Math-A-Thon at their school. Participating students solve math problems in a printed or online Funbook. Students ask family and friends for donations in support of their participation in the Math-A-Thon. All donations are sent to St. Jude, where no child is ever turned away because of the family’s inability to pay.