Sweet support aims to assist Crestomere student battling cancer

“A pie in the face is as good as money in the hand, or something like that. Whatever expression you use, the fact is that in the small community around Crestomere School, over $700 was raised in the name of cancer research last week – all by caring students and their families.

Getting hit in the face with a cream pie thrown by a young girl probably isn’t the best way to get through the day

By Marti Doktorchik

and Review staff:

“A pie in the face is as good as money in the hand, or something like that. Whatever expression you use, the fact is that in the small community around Crestomere School, over $700 was raised in the name of cancer research last week – all by caring students and their families.

When it was discovered that a local student had been diagnosed with cancer, a fundraiser was started on Monday, Sept. 29. Students gathered change and cash and pooled it together in the hopes of raising $500. The reward at the end of the fundraising challenge was the chance to pie some of the teachers in the school with whipped cream pies.

In the end, $708.26 was raised to help support the family of the student fighting cancer. On Wednesday, Oct. 8, five teachers in the school were bombarded with over 100 plates filled with whipped cream, witnessed by an enthusiastic and cheering crowd.

If you are interested in further supporting the student and his family in this time of need, please contact Crestomere School.

On a similar note, the Leadership students in the Crestomere School Junior High have also been working hard to make the world a brighter place. In a discussion about what it means to be a good leader, students decided leadership meant taking care of the world around you. Therefore, they each created a volunteer project which they have thrown themselves into whole-heartedly.

The projects they have created span a wide range. Enthusiastic students have created the following groups:

Targeting cleaning up local graffiti by baking and selling pastries;

* Collecting gently-used clothing to donate to charities in Cuba;

* Knitting afghans and carefully sewing tears and gluing eyeballs onto stuffed animals for the Stollery Children’s Hospital;

* Collecting items (pet food, litter, toys) and Canadian Tire money to donate to the SPCA in a Christmas basket;

* Selling ice cream and collecting change to adopt an endangered animal with the World Wildlife Foundation.

These students are a shining example to us all and certainly prove that “kids these days” are indeed quite amazing.

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