Augusta's elementary students raise funds for cancer research
Augusta’s elementary students have raised funds to fight against cancer for the past 14 years. The students and schools host fundraiser projects the entire school year and each spring, the kids come together for the Relay Recess.
This year’s efforts raised $4,085.
Garfield Elementary teachers Diane Rhoten and Kelli Malm, with the help of others in the district have been guiding the Relay since the beginning.
The Relay Recess program brings the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, the world’s largest movement to end cancer, to elementary schools nationwide. It provides students, teachers, and administrators the opportunity to become heroes in their own communities by celebrating people who have battled cancer, remembering loved ones lost, and fighting back against a disease that has taken too many lives.
The day is also about celebrating the students’ hard work and enjoying physical activity outside.