Students in the Plymouth School Corporation are learning about health and, at the same time, raising funds for cancer research.
Riverside Intermediate School raised $3,500 and presented a check on Tuesday to Marshall County Relay for Life. This is the second year the school has undertaken several events to help fundraise for a cure, according to a news release.
Relay for Life is the largest fundraising effort of the American Cancer Society – which contributes funds to cancer research. Community members typically camp all-night, play games, and walk the track as a way to raise awareness of cancer and its effect on individuals and families.
Raising the funds was part of a process for Riverside Intermediate School students. The 100 class members making up the student body held a week-long “spirit days” and a two-day “funfair” to attract donations.
Monies given to the American Cancer Society follows hundreds of dollars students were able to raise for the Marshall County Humane Society in a separate venture.
Relay for Life of Marshall County takes place over the weekend at Lincoln Junior High School.