Downtown and Cato Go Above & Beyond for a Worthy Cause
October 5, 2016 – In recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Downtown School and Cato Middle School participated in Spirit Week to support the N8 Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
Spirit Week included special dress-up days, games and letter writing to children battling cancer. Students at both schools also participated in “Penny Wars,” a fundraising competition where each class attempts to raise more funds than the others. This year’s Penny Wars was the greatest success yet, raising more than $5,000 from both Downtown and Cato for cancer awareness and research. The class with the highest total amount donated received an Ice Cream Party sponsored by Rosemary’s Ice Creamery.
The N8 Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and annual event were created after former Thorner Elementary student Nathan Street lost his battle with a rare form of cancer in 2015. Since then, Downtown has partnered with Nathan’s parents and the Foundation, which was named in his honor.
Children donating during the “Penny Wars” fundraiser @ Downtown.
Downtown’s donation jar filling up with coins and dollars!
Downtown students wearing specially designed shirts for Spirit Week.
Student signs “We Believe in a Cure” poster.
Downtown students presenting check to N8 Foundation!
Cato staff present check to N8 Foundation!
Students at Cato showing support for Spirit Week!
Cato students participating in Spirit Week games.
Cato students are proud to support the N8 Foundation!
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