Fundraising efforts mark Lombard’s “Week of HOPE”

From The Register-Mail:
…The fundraiser was just one part of Lombard’s “Week of HOPE,” which included daily events. Monday was a day to “honor” those who’ve battled cancer; Tuesday, students “offered” their services by picking up litter; Wednesday, students gave “praise” to Lombard faculty and staff.

Thursday, the students “earned” money to benefit cancer research, marched around the block of the school, and upon their return, they took their Relay for Life donations through the front door and dropped them into a bucket.

The week culminated in a Mini-Relay, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, with help from Knox College students, during which students learned about unhealthy choices that may lead to cancer, as well as healthy choices that may prevent cancer.

By the end of Friday, the donations totaled $1,087.56, a number Assistant Principal Tiffany Springer said doubles the amount raised in last year’s inaugural event…