Twin Oak elementary school students raise money to combat cancer - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Twin Oak elementary school students raise money to combat cancer

Posted: Updated:
$695 raised by Twin Oaks Students $695 raised by Twin Oaks Students
Students present money to Cancer Coalition Students present money to Cancer Coalition
Maria Cerron, Twin Oaks elementary student Maria Cerron, Twin Oaks elementary student
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Thomasville woman celebrates 100th Birthday

    Thomasville woman celebrates 100th Birthday

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:57:34 GMT
    A Thomasville woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. Irene Manning celebrates her 100th Birthday today. Friends and family threw her a birthday party at Cherokee Lake in Thomasville. Her grandson saysMore >>
    A Thomasville woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. Irene Manning celebrates her 100th Birthday today. Friends and family threw her a birthday party at Cherokee Lake in Thomasville. Her grandson saysMore >>
  • Easter Bunny visits hospitalized children

    Easter Bunny visits hospitalized children

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:52:00 GMT
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today.   The Dougherty County Police Department partnered with the Easter Bunny Foundation to deliver stuffed Easter Bunnies to childrenMore >>
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today.   The Dougherty County Police Department partnered with the Easter Bunny Foundation to deliver stuffed Easter Bunnies to childrenMore >>
  • Storm clean up is underway at wildlife rehabilitation center

    Storm clean up is underway at wildlife rehabilitation center

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:46:45 GMT
    Storm Clean up is underway at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Thomasville.   Sierra Dorpinghouse is all geared up and ready to help with clean up after Friday's storm damaged several animal cagesMore >>
    Storm Clean up is underway at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Thomasville.   Sierra Dorpinghouse is all geared up and ready to help with clean up after Friday's storm damaged several animal cagesMore >>
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School.  

Friday, students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia. Maria Cerrone was in class one day drawing a picture to raise awareness about cancer when she got an idea to raise money to give to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.

"Because I was just drawing and I was thinking it was not going to be big, and then it did," Said Maria Cerrone. Her classmate Kendal James happened to see what Maria was up to.

From there the girls got together to help bring the words sketched on the paper about fighting cancer to fruition.  Their little project turned into a big success. The girls ended up raising $695. The money raised hits home for Kendall since one of her family members is fighting cancer.  

"We wanted to make our family member don't have cancer anymore but we know he or she is going to have it, so that make me feel really good about myself and I'm glad that the money is going to go to the donation," Said Kendal James.  

Maria and Kendal's hard work has paid off and is appreciated by the staff at the Cancer Coalition who help people fight cancer on a daily basis.  

"It's just a wonderful thing to see, young, young kids who understand that there is a need in the community and take a stand. South Georgia is known for our high cancer rates and it is just so cool to see you know some girls that these girls have had cancer run in their families and their not going to sit back, their going to do what they can to help  fight it," Said Emily Jorgenson Communications Coordinator Cancer Coalition of South Georgia  

Maria and Kendal's class raised the most money.  As a reward, their class won Krispy Kreme doughnuts and even had an ice cream party. The coalition will use the money to combat cancer in Southwest Georgia.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

Powered by WorldNow