Jay Elementary Goes Gold For Childhood Cancer Awareness

September 15, 2016

Wednesday, Jay Elementary School went gold for childhood cancer awareness, with the entire student body and faculty wearing gold (or yellow) to show support.

Every year, there are an estimated 250,000 new cases of cancer in children under the age of 20 worldwide. Jay Elementary has set a goal to bring awareness to childhood cancer and underfunded research.

Jay Elementary is asking for people, schools, churches and businesses in Jay and the surrounding area to join the school in their awareness efforts.

So far this month, Jay Elementary has placed gold bows around campus, held donation drives for the Sacred Heart Pediatric Oncology Unit/Nemours Infusion Center, placed awareness posters around campus and shared videos and posters about childhood cancer.

During the rest of  September, Jay Elementary will collect items to donate to the Sacred Heart Pediatric Oncology Unit/Nemours Infusion Center. While children are in hospital and/or getting treatments at the infusion center, there are many needs and financial burdens on families.T he following items are needed: K-cups for Keurig machines, gift cards (Wendy’s, Subway, iTunes, gas cards, generic Visa cards), coloring books and crayons, new small toys, and individual snacks (crackers, chicken noodle soup, chips). Students may make their donations to their teacher; community members can drop donations by the Jay Elementary School office.

Pictured: Jay Elementary School went gold for childhood cancer awareness on Wednesday. Photo courtesy Photos by Fischer for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

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