MI Sixth Graders Raise Money 2019

MI Sixth Graders Raise Money for Crohn's Research
MI Sixth Graders Raise Money for Crohn's ResearchMason Intermediate sixth graders on Team Patriots teamed up with Team Endeavor for the sixth annual Penny War to raise money for Crohn’s Research at Children’s Hospital. The 'War' ran Monday, February 4 through Friday February 8.

Crohn’s disease is a chronic illness that affects the digestive tract and is becoming more common. It is usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 35, and currently it has no cure. 

"It is a disease that definitely impacts many students throughout our school district," shared sixth grade science teacher Susan Grable. "Our students joined efforts to raise money for Crohn’s research with both enthusiasm and resolve. They thoroughly enjoyed the competition for a good cause, and each day was a special day for students."

Students presented a $4,073.70 check to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital IBD Research Department on February 15.  Mason Intermediate’s six-year total raised from Penny Wars is more than $15,000. 

Comet Culture in Action
The effort is a great example of how Mason learners embrace the #CometCulture factor of "making a difference."

"Act. Not tomorrow, but today. Because if we wait on the chance to take action and make a difference, who knows maybe tomorrow it won't be there. So take the chance and act on a problem many are struggling with today," shared sixth grader Anna Borgemenke.  

A special thank you to the many parent volunteers for offering their services to count and roll the money each day.

For more information on Crohn’s Disease, visit ccfa.org. Together, we can make a difference!
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