Pelion, SC - A school dance at Pelion Middle School resulted in a generous donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
On Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, seventh-grade students presented a $1,000 donation to St. Jude. They formulated the idea for a fundraiser during Genius Hour, an inquiry-based project held one hour a week wherein students brainstorm to solve school and community issues.
PMS seventh-graders elected to fund raise with a student-led Winter Wonderland Dance. They ordered supplies,arranged food, decorated, and set up and maintained stations that offered face painting and green screen photos. Student organizers include Trinity Bruner, Jamal McKennan, Tye Murphy and Charlie Spires.
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of their founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. No family is ever charged for treatment, travel, food or housing because the only thing a family should have to worry about is their child getting better.