Trinity Lutheran School raises nearly $19,000 for Undercompensated Care
Thursday, June 30, 2011
On Friday, May 27; as students and teachers were wrapping up the school year, Trinity Lutheran School in Utica hosted an all-day walk-a-thon to raise funds for undercompensated care at Karmanos Cancer Institute. Over 400 students, parents, and faculty participated in the event.
The walk-a-thon was set up so that each grade level had 30 minutes to complete as many laps as they could. They received rubber bands per laps completed. Many of the students asked for pledges from family members, friends and local businesses who donated various amounts per every completed lap. At the end of the day, they had received nearly $19,000 in donations. There are still donations being added to this total.
The school created camouflage t-shirts that had the words “This is how I fight cancer” on the front. The students sported the shirts as they ran their laps.
All donations will be put towards the Jessie Bernard Undercompensated Care Fund which helps uninsured patients pay for utilities, transportation, groceries, etc.