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Burns Elementary socks it to Cancer


Julie Taylor

Winners of the classroom prize and student prize for the one who donated the most money to the Sock it to Cancer event at Burns Elementary School (pictured) are (front row, l-r): Callie, Emmy, Cady, Christopher and Brylon; middle row (l-r) Braxton, Brendel, Oliver, Morgan, Dylan, Riley, Mia, Jonathan, Paighton and Teagan (top student); and back row Pam Shults, school nurse, Paige Epler, Kindergarten teacher (top classroom).

During the last week of April, Burns Elementary students and staff participated in a fundraiser for CureSearch called Sock it to Cancer. They raised $3367.50.

The idea for this event started when Teagan, one of the Kindergarten students in Paige Epler's class, was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year. Pam Shults, school nurse asked her mom what the school could do to help Teagan. She said we could raise money for CureSearch. CureSearch is a non-profit organization whose mission is to end children's cancer through innovative research. The research that they have done helped Teagan in he...

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