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Ospreys + Daffodils + Altruism = Funds Raised for American Cancer Society

A team of fourth graders at Malletts Bay School are pacesetters for the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Daffodil Days, raising $1,515 through their efforts!

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MBS students Julia Dragon, Kaity Mazza, and Blake Ruescher approached Principal Julie Benay about their interest in organizing a fundraiser to help people with cancer, and she told them about ACS’s annual daffodil event. The students enthusiastically took up the cause, creating an awareness bulletin board, writing a letter to the community, making announcements to promote the cause, and helping to tally the results of their efforts.

Raising $1,515 is an impressive feat; it places the students into the American Cancer Society’s Pacesetter designation, which wins them recognition on the Daffodil Days websites and invitations to tour American Cancer Society programs our area, which may include the Hope Lodge, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, and research facilities. On March 22, the students will visit Fletcher Allen Health Care to present a Bear Hug for Hope to a hospitalized child.

Don’t forget to pick up your daffodils on Tuesday, March 20 at Malletts Bay School between 2:45 and 6:15 p.m.!

MBS students—like students in all of our schools—are terrifically dedicated to charitable causes, as is evidenced with a host of other initiatives they have undertaken for the benefit of their community. In response to the destruction that Hurricane Irene carved through our state, for example, MBS students raised $2,338.91 to support victims of the storm, and in June of last year, MBS students raised more than $1,000 to fight juvenile diabetes.

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