By Lindley Presley, Rally’s Marketing and Communications Manager
Every year, schools around the country pledge their support for kids fighting cancer with their own Rally fundraisers for childhood cancer research. Here are a few that caught our eye last year.
Want to get your school involved? Let’s talk! Fill out this simple form and we’ll get right back to you.
Lost Mountain Middle School in Kennesaw, GA
Lost Mountain Middle School teacher Jennifer Dawson organizes the 4 Quarters 4 Research (4Q4R) campaign at her school each year to fulfill a promise she made to Rally Kid Tyler, a student from her first year of teaching who passed away from Ewing sarcoma. Ms. Dawson’s students lead a school-wide campaign to collect change for one week, culminating with “Donation Day” when students line the hallways with buckets for a final coin collection. Last school year, Lost Mountain Middle School raised more than $15,000!
Mt. Bethel and Tritt Elementary Schools in Marietta, GA
Teachers from Mt. Bethel Elementary School and Tritt Elementary School took to the kickball field for some friendly competition in the name of childhood cancer research. Each school sold T-shirts in support of their staff and collected donations from students, parents and the community leading up to the big game. The stands were packed and more than $10,000 was raised for childhood cancer research!
Cordova Park Elementary School in Pensacola, FL
Rally Pensacola schools got involved in 2016 when Cordova Park Elementary School Parent Teacher Association implemented a program to teach students about helping others in need. In September, students participated in their first 4Q4R campaign in honor of fellow student Rally Kid Carolyn. After four days of emptying piggy banks, cleaning out sofa cushions and hosting lemonade stands, each class pooled together their coins for a chance to win a pizza party donated by Mellow Mushroom, a Rally Pensacola Community Partner. Cordova Park Elementary School raised more than $5,000, making them the school participating in 4Q4R for the first time that raised the most money for childhood cancer research!
Brentwood Academy in Nashville, TN
Rally Nashville’s Brentwood Academy held their first 4Q4R event last fall. Teachers, parents and students helped collect change and sell T-shirts, raising more than $7,500!
Rally thanks all participating schools for everything they’ve done to support our Rally Kids and other children fighting cancer. If you are a teacher, school administrator, parent or student who wants to make a difference for these kids, get involved with Rally and start your own fundraiser at your school. Contact us today to get started.