Templeton Middle School students raised $1,800 this year for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help young people with life-threatening illnesses. The Templeton “mathletes” asked sponsors to donate money based on the number of correct answers to skill-building math problems or to make a one-time donation.
The charity is near and dear to Templeton which has raised more than $40,000 through its yearly Math-a-Thon participation. Named the nation’s foremost cancer hospital in 2010-11 by U.S. News & World Report, St. Jude is known for leading research and providing outstanding childhood cancer treatment regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Through fundraisers like the Math-a-Thon, children across the country help other children receive important cancer treatment.