Tafadzwa, Peyton, Mary, Anna and Kyra -- St. Bernard's
Tafadzwa Payne, Peyton Whitaker, Mary Mahone, Anna Jordan and Kyra Graustein
My daughter, Peyton, and several of her 6th grade classmates at St. Bernard's Elementary School in Fitchburg, MA, have established a little fundraising group that dedicates their efforts to support those with Sickle Cell Anemia. Last year, they conducted several fundraisers and sent approximately $500 to The Center for Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine.
This year, they would like their efforts to support children afflicted with the disease, and they will be donating all money they raise this year to Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, asking that any child with sickle cell anemia, who has an unmet wish, benefit from their fundraising efforts.
The principal at their school has generously agreed to allow the girls to set up a table for raffle items and donations at the school's upcoming Annual Holiday Fair (November 16th), where they hope to raise in excess of $1,000.