Bell Elementary in Kirkwood raises $2,800 for cancer patients

first_imgFor this years’ campaign the students raised $2,838.71. KIRKWOOD (WBNG) — Bell Elementary in Kirkwood held an assembly on Friday, culminating a three week long Pennies for Patients fundraising campaign. The fundraising campaign benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. Over the last 12 years, the campaign raised over $15,000. Last year bringing in over $3,000 alone. “We always say small change can make a big difference, so I think its important for kids to know that even though they are a child they can make a big difference in the world, and a big difference in someone else’s life” said Meghan Leonard a classroom teacher and student council advisor at Bell Elementary. Inspired by a former Bell student who suffered from childhood leukemia, the fundraising drive has become a tradition at Bell Elementary. “So even if they can give one penny, that’s one penny more that is going to help those in need,” she said. At Friday’s assembly, multiple raffles took place, including one for a 39″ TV. As a fun “punishment” for reaching their goal, the class president had to run the gauntlet of kissing a mystery animal, take a pie to the face, and have a balloon of slime dropped on them.last_img read more

Real Madrid support battle against COVID-19 with huge donation

first_imgThe President of the Community of Madrid has confirmed Real Madrid have made a ‘large donation’ in the fight against coronavirus. Los Blancos have donated a significant amount of medical equipment to help the authorities save lives against the global pandemic that has brought the planet to a halt. Promoted ContentSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson Real Madrid have made huge  donation to help fight coronavirus On Tuesday, it was confirmed that there were 39,673 confirmed cases of the virus in Spain, with a total of 2,694 deaths while 2,636 Spaniards are in intensive care. Those figures translate as 6,584 (a 2,067 jump from Monday) new cases in one day, 514 (an increase of 57 from Monday’s figures – 24%) more deaths and 281 more Spaniards in intensive care. “Thanks to @realmadrid for their very important contribution to face the coronavirus and help us save lives,” tweeted Isabel Díaz Ayuso – a Spanish politician who serves as the President of the Community of Madrid. “I have closed with their president Florentino Pérez a large donation in health matters.” Loading… Read Also: COVID-19: Ronaldo donates medical equipments There have been multiple examples of Spanish clubs helping in the fight against the virus. As outlined by El Mundo Deportivo, Spanish second division club Almeria have donated €1.2m in the battle against the spread of coronavirus. €700k of the donation will be divided up as follows: €300k will be spent on food for those most in need, €200k will go towards health workers, €100k will be spent on those who have lost their jobs and €100k towards volunteers who are helping combat the virus. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more