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Prairie View students raise funds in St. Jude Math-athon benefit

Brayden Phillippo
Brayden Phillippo

For many years in January, Prairie View students have had the opportunity to participate in the St. Jude’s Math-athon.

This year’s goal was $1,500 and Prairie View students raised an amazing total of $3,225 to benefit the children’s cancer research hospital.

This year, one of Prairie View’s first-grade students, Brayden Phillippo, raised a total of $915. Brayden said he first heard about St. Jude when he was in kindergarten.

After watching a video on St. Jude at home about a seriously ill child who did not survive, Brayden wanted to do something to help children who were very sick. His mother put a post on Facebook to let people know of Brayden’s participation in collecting for St. Jude.

They had many people generously donate toward this worthwhile cause to help children with cancer and life-threatening diseases.

Brayden and all students who participated in the St. Jude Math-athon were recognized in an assembly on April 12.

When Brayden was asked what was the most important or what meant the most to him about St. Jude, his comment was “Saving children.”

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