GET YOUR WALKING SHOES ON!
Our Walk-a-Thon is coming on Friday, May 25, 2018
100% of the funds raised will go directly to Tomorrows Children’s Fund and
Tackle Kids Cancer in the name of our 4th grade student, Austin Macalintal.
Austin is nine years old and his fight against Osteosarcoma, a cancerous tumor that develops from bone cells, osteoblasts, which start in the end of long bones began at the end of July, 2017. In the earlier part of the month, Austin tripped and fell in the backyard while playing with his older brother. After that fall, the family noticed that Austin had developed a slight limp in his walk. As the summer progressed, Austin would wake up in the middle of the night crying with severe pain in his knee and his family also noticed that his limp was getting more pronounced. After visiting the doctor, they discovered that Austin had Osteosarcoma.
Soon after his diagnosis, Austin underwent several rounds of chemotherapy and in early November endured a seven hour surgical procedure to remove the tumor and install an implant to replace a significant portion of his thigh bone (femur). After surgery, Austin continued his treatments which are scheduled to be completed in April of 2018. Austin also began physical therapy after his surgery to re-learn walking and regain his mobility. After chemotherapy is completed, Austin is expected to continue his physical therapy and will have regular visits with his oncologist and orthopedic surgeon to guard against recurrence and adjust the length of his implant so that his legs can grow evenly as he grows into adulthood. Additional surgery is expected as his implant will need to be replaced by an adult implant once he finishes growing.
Our goal is to raise $10,000!
That’s a big number but with your support we can achieve anything!
In fact, if each student is able to meet the challenge of raising $35 in donations,
we will exceed our goal!
The process is simple. Students will ask people to be “Sponsors.”
*** Sponsorship is a single donation and not based on laps or minutes walked.
“Sponsors” are those lovely folks who agree to donate money for your
participation as a walker in the Walk-a-Thon.
***They may be friends, family, neighbors, and parents’ coworkers.
Steps to follow:
- When you ask someone to sponsor you, tell them that you are raising money for
these two charities.
- Explain that the sponsorship is a single donation, and not based on laps or minutes walked.
You should let the sponsor know that your money must be turned in the day
of the Walk-a-Thon so you may collect the money right then, or return at a
later time to pick it up before the Walk-a-Thon.
- Have the sponsor fill in their name and pledge amount on the Pledge Form.
Prize #1: All students that turn in any dollar amount will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Visa gift card.
There will be three gift cards, one awarded for each division of grades: PreK-2, Grades 3-5, and Grades 6-8.
Increase your chances of winning: raise $1 - $50, receive 1 raffle ticket; raise $75, receive 3 raffle tickets;
raise $100, receive 5 raffle tickets; raise over $100, receive 10 raffle tickets.
Prize #2: All students raising $50 or more…your choice:
Ring pop, Skittles, or Chocolate bar
a raffle ticket to win:
an autographed Eli Manning football
4 tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Prize #3: Home room raising the most money AND the grade with the highest participation
will win an Ice Cream party.
Prize #4: The house raising the most money will win an afternoon movie AND 100 points to their Field Day total.
Thanks so much for your support!