Canton Charter Academy Holds Month-Long Fundraiser to Support Children with Cancer
Friday’s were extra special at Canton Charter Academy in the month of January as students wore hats to raise money for children with cancer.
The school’s National Junior Honor Society sponsored a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization Hats Off For Cancer. Students donated a dollar for the chance to wear a hat on Friday.
Fifth-grade Teacher Ken MacKinnon said the response from the students has been incredible. “They proudly stroll into school sporting their hats,” MacKinnon said. “I have even seen students donate more than they are required, or bring in fun hats for their classmates.”
Hats Off for Cancer uses donations to provide hats to children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments.
“A lot of kids don’t know how to relate to people who have cancer, and they don’t know how to reach out to help them,” said eighth-grade student Shannon Kasinger. “This organization makes it easy to help.”
MacKinnon said he hopes the fundraiser shows students that even the smallest donation can have a huge impact for a child battling cancer. All of those dollar hat days added up fast and the school donated $1,040 to Hats Off For Cancer.