A group of fourth grade students joined together to create a plan to raise money for breast cancer patients at the UK Markey Cancer Center for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this past October.
The students, who attend Glenn Marshall Elementary School in Richmond, Ky., made and sold bracelets at their school and to family and friends, raising $112.00 for the UK Markey Cancer Foundation.
“The girls shared with me that one day they were playing on the playground and discussing the importance of giving back to their community, when one of them suggested the idea to make and sell bracelets because it was Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said Sarah Ronniger, Philanthropy Officer for the UK Markey Cancer Foundation. “They approached their teacher, who thought it was a great idea, and the entire fourth grade got behind the effort.”
Kentucky holds the distinction of having the highest rates of cancer incidence and mortality in the nation. Donations made to the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Markey Cancer Center, not only support those facing the greatest battle of their lives, but also help to change the face of cancer for generations to come.
Donations like the one generously given by these students, can be earmarked for a cause important to the donor, or can be entrusted to the UK Markey Cancer Foundation to be put to use where the dollars are most needed.
As Kentucky’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, the UK Markey Cancer Center leads the fight against cancer in the Commonwealth by offering patients access to cutting-edge clinical trials and precision medicine, and by conducting groundbreaking research with worldwide implications.
To make a donation, please go to www.ukmarkey.org/donate/.