Central Acres Christian School Math-a-thon to Benefit St. Jude's
The students of Central Acres Christian School in Billings, Mont., held their annual Math-a-thon fundraiser Jan. 8 through 19 to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. St. Jude tries to provide the best care for children who have cancer, sometimes at no cost, helping families during this time of need.
For the third year, Central Acres students solicited pledges for solving math problems. The problems are grade-specific and are supplied by St. Jude for this fundraising project. This year, under the direction of Central Acres teacher Teresa Quillin, eight children participated and raised nearly $1,300. The participants were ages 5 to 13. The children are excited to take part in this event and conduct it each year with enthusiasm and energy.