Leukemia and Lymphoma have hit too close to home for many in the Mason City Schools community. Members of Mason Intermediate School’s Team Innovation, Team Quest and Team Venture recently honored their friends and heroes who have battled blood cancer by donating $7,260.74 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society?.
During the fundraising kick-off event on February 26, students were introduced to honored hero and survivor Ella Boynton, four year old daughter of 6th grade math teacher, Amy Boynton. Ella was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at age ?two and completed her treatment this past August.
?The teams also honored two seventh grade students who are survivors as well: Ben Terribilini, diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia while in sixth grade and Maya Collins who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia when she was ?seven.
Students on the teams earned incentives which included a March 11 visit from local shaved ice and ice cream shop, Kona Ice. Kona Ice donated 50 percent of their proceeds to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), so the Teams were able to raise $2,654 through the company’s partnership.
“We are so proud of our students and the impact they are making with research for LLS! We are also so appreciative of Kona Ice and the partnership to donate half of their proceeds from our special event to LLS,” shared sixth grade math teacher Amy Boynton. “Together we are making a difference in the lives of people who are affected by a blood cancer!”