jude-handout_web.jpgMARGATE — Students at Margate Elementary School took part in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Math-A-Thon and raised $2,365 to help children battling cancer and other threatening diseases. One school team alone, the seventh-grade Hurricanes, raised $1,062.

“We are so proud of our students for embracing Math-A-Thon and raising critical funds for St. Jude,” said Lesley Schell and Ruthann Rubright, coordinators of the school’s effort. 

“Every dollar raised will help support the St. Jude mission of finding cures and saving children in communities worldwide.”

Math-A-Thon allows students to build and practice essential math skills while they raise funds for children battling cancer at St. Jude.

Participating students solve math problems in a printed or online “Funbook.”  Students ask family members and friends for donations in support of their participation in the fundraiser. 

All donations are sent to St. Jude, where no child is ever turned away because of the family’s inability to pay.

For more information on the Math-A-Thon program, call 1-800-386-2665 or visit mathathon.org

Photo: CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION: Those celebrating the successful fundraising effort by Margate Elementary School to aid St. Jude Children’s Hospital included, from left, Ruthann Rubright, Noel Campbell and Sameka Thompson.