The group of students from Darien schools celebrate their accomplishments and vow to continue their fight against cancer.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Prairieview Principal Janeise Schultz picked up a Lace Elementary School T-shirt Tuesday.
The children in District 61 and District 66 raised a combined total of more than $22,000 for cancer research during the last week in January. It was an amazing feat, but it wasn't the end of the story. The districts were competing against each other to see which could raise the most money by selling paper fists for $1 each. Even though everyone was a winner in the competition, District 61 officially came out on top, raising more than $14,000 for Northwestern University's Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center. The terms of the bet required the principal from the lower-earning school to wear an item of clothing emblazoned with the other school's logo for a week. Prairieview Principal Janeise Schultz picked up a Lace Elementary School T-shirt from …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The Cancer Smashers event raised funds to benefit the Robert H. Lurie Center at Northwestern University.
They’re called the Cancer Smashers. It’s no wonder, then, that their winter fundraiser was such a smashing success. Students in District 61 and District 66 raised $22,676.96 over the course of the past week to help fund cancer research at Northwestern University’s Robert H. Lurie Center. “I’m extremely proud of all the students from both districts that they came together to raise this much money in one week,” said Eisenhower Junior High Principal Mike Fitzgerald. “I think it’s amazing.” EJH and Lace School raised a combined total of $14,000, while Prairieview Elementary and Lakeview Junior High took in just more than $8,600. All of the money raised will go directly to the Lurie Center, organizer Beth Tischler said. The Cancer Smashers …
Monday, January 23, 2012
The Cancer Smashers kicked off a fundraising competition Friday with a rally at Eisenhower Junior High.
One dollar at a time, the kids in District 61 and District 66 are hoping to make a difference in the fight against cancer. Positive energy filled Eisenhower Junior High’s gym Friday as the students kicked off a weeklong fundraiser for the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern University. Students from Lace Elementary and EJH will compete against the kids at Prairieview Elementary and Lakeview Junior High to see which district can raise the most funds. They’ll raise the money by selling paper fists for $1 — fists that represent their goal of knocking out cancer. The fundraiser is the brainchild of Beth Tischler, who chairs Cancer Smashers, a youth offshoot of the H Foundation, a local group that raises money for cancer research. “I …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Lace Elementary School students learned Wednesday about the cancer research fundraiser, which will take place the last week in January.
If sheer enthusiasm could cure cancer, the disease would have a mighty foe in the students at Lace Elementary School. The third- through fifth-graders at Lace filled the school gym with cheers Wednesday as Cancer Smashers chair Beth Tischler rallied them in support of an upcoming fundraiser. Tischler asked every student who knows someone who has been diagnosed with cancer to raise his hand. The gym filled with tiny, raised palms. She called to the front of the room members of Cancer Smashers, a group of local schoolchildren dedicated to supporting cancer research. “These people in front of you have decided they’re tired of cancer,” she said. During the last week in January, with the help of Cancer Smashers, Lace will join forces with …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The volunteer group visited labs Saturday at the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center.
The Cancer Smashers celebrated the season Friday by collecting toys for sick kids during a holiday party at the Darien Swim & Recreation Club. On Saturday, they delivered those gifts to Children's Memorial Hospital and had the opportunity to tour labs at the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center.
Monday, December 12, 2011
The group held a party Friday to collect the toys before delivering them to Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago on Saturday.
The kids at Children’s Memorial Hospital got a special delivery Saturday from an extraordinary group of Darien kids. The Cancer Smashers, a group of kids dedicated to help stomping out cancer, threw a party Friday at the Darien Swim & Recreation Club during which they collected toys for the hospitalized children. On Saturday, the Cancer Smashers toured the labs of the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern before dropping off the holiday gifts for the children at CMH. The group formed as a youth offshoot of the H Foundation, which raises funds for the cancer research at the Lurie Center, organizer Beth Tischler said. Many of the kids, who range in age from 10-18, volunteered at the H Foundation’s annual fundraiser, the Goombay Bash…