Templeton Middle School students raised more than $4,000 during November for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help young people with life-threatening illnesses. Students asked sponsors to donate money based on the number of correct answers in a math booklet consisting of about 230 problems or a CD-ROM of 200 problems.
The top Templeton student fundraisers were:
- Makenzie Muehler, eighth grade, who brought in $385 in pledges;
- Samuel Welter, sixth grade, with $292.50; and
- Kristin Jerde, eighth grade, with $135.
Together, Jeannette Smith and Sherry Malmon’s sixth grade classes raised more than $1,000. Other top groups were Brenda Peterson’s seventh-graders and Amy Wilde’s eighth-graders.
Comedian Danny Thomas founded St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., more 30 years ago to treat children with many forms of cancer or other childhood catastrophic diseases even if they do not have insurance. The research center is recognized for biomedical research dedicated to finding cures for childhood cancers, AIDS and sickle cell disease. ALSAC/St. Jude, the hospital’s fundraising arm, covers all costs not covered by insurance for medical treatment rendered at the hospital. All medical treatment costs not covered by insurance are paid by fund-raising.