In March, kindergartners at The Children’s School in Midtown performed extra chores for parents and friends to raise money for their class community service project. The children donated the money, a total of $587.51, to a special cause, Press On: The Patrick R. Chance Fund for Neuroblastoma Research of CURE Childhood Cancer.
Along with learning values such as hard work and generosity, the students were able to donate to a cause that has touched their life directly. Their classmate, Patrick Chance, was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma in June of 2006 and completed therapy
the week his classmates turned in the money they had earned for the community service project. The TCS kindergartners expressed a dedication to helping children whose lives have been touched by cancer through their journal writings in class. Patrick’s mother, Erin Chance, and CURE’s Amy O’Neill accepted the donation from TCS on April 3, 2009.