Mason Intermediate sixth graders on Team Patriots held their annual Penny War February 27-March 3 to raise money for Crohn’s Research at Children’s Hospital.
Crohn’s disease is a chronic illness that affects the digestive tract and is becoming more common. It is usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 35, and currently it has no cure.
"It is a disease that definitely impacts many students throughout our school district," shared sixth grade science teacher Susan Grable. "Our students joined efforts to raise money for Crohn’s research with both enthusiasm and resolve. They thoroughly enjoyed the competition for a good cause, and each day was a special day for students."
The Penny War week started with students wearing hats for “Hats Off to Those Who Live with Crohn’s” and ended with “Super Hero Day” to celebrate raising money and awareness for Crohn’s.
Students presented a $2,340.68 check to Libby Odenbeck of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital IBD Research Department on March 9. Team Patriots’ four-year total raised from Penny Wars is more than $7,500.
A special thank you to US Bank’s P&G Mason Office Vice President, Teresa Young for volunteering her services to count and roll the money each day, along with several of our team parents.
"US Bank has counted money for MI's Crohn’s fundraiser for the past three years and we couldn’t pull off this important endeavor without them!" added Grable. "We are so proud of our students for rising to the occasion by surpassing each of the previous years’ totals."
For more information on Crohn’s Disease, visit ccfa.org. Together, we can make a difference!