Students raising money for cancer, collecting PJs

CSA Lincoln sponsors fundraiser

Second-grade students from Columbus Signature Academy — Lincoln campus could soon be knocking on your door as part of an effort to raise money to fight childhood cancer.

On Sept. 11, second grade teachers at CSA — Lincoln sent letters home with students to hand out to members of the public asking for $1 donations to support the American Childhood Cancer Organization, which the letter describes as the largest grassroots childhood cancer organization in the country.

If students receive at least $1 in donations, they will be allowed to wear pajamas to school on Oct. 16 as part of their “PJammin for Kids with Cancer” event. All proceeds will go toward the American Childhood Cancer Organization.

Residents can also donate pajamas of any size for either gender for children at Riley Hospital for Children.

Those donations will be in honor of Abbie, the daughter of CSA – Lincoln teacher Rhonda Brill. Abbie died of cancer.

All donations are due to by Oct. 14. Donations can be given directly to students, or brought to the school at 750 Fifth St., Columbus.

Checks should be made payable to the American Childhood Cancer Organization. All donations are 100 percent tax deductible.

For more information, contact Lori Ihle Kean at ihlel@bcsc.k12.in.us.