Sacred Heart elementary students continued the tradition of helping to save lives through the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon, by raising over $9,000.

Sacred Heart says that this year, 40 students participated in the Math-A-Thon to raise a total of $9,077.06, all of which goes directly to St. Jude.

Sacred Heart School has participated in the Math-A-Thon fundraiser since 1987. Within that time, its students have raised over $183,000 for the children at St. Jude battling cancer and other terminal diseases.

Participants of the Math-A-Thon completed a digital Funbook filled with math problems to complete. They also found family and friends to sponsor their participation in the program. St. Jude rewarded students with T-shirts and prizes depending on the amount of money raised through the fundraising effort.

In the interest of securing additional revenue for St. Jude, some students opted out of receiving their prizes.

The St. Jude Math-A-Thon – America’s largest education-based fundraiser – is described as a supplemental math education program for kindergarten through eighth grade that also raises funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago.

St. Jude says that participation in the Math-A-Thon helps ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.

TOP PIC: Participants- This year, 40 students participated in the Math-A-Thon to raise $9,077.06 --- all of which goes directly to St. Jude. Sacred Heart School has participated in the Math-A-Thon fundraiser since 1987. Within that time, its students have raised over $183,000 for the children at St. Jude battling cancer and other terminal diseases.

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PIC 2: Top Donors: Pictured with the faculty coordinators are the three top earners. From left: front row - Kyler Downing ($2,184) , Birkli Martin ($2,250), Miles Hostetler ($420). Back row - Mrs. Julie Sobaski, Mrs. Jeannine Dove, Mrs. Zoey Plummer, Mrs. Rhonda Kusgen (not pictured).