Wynne High School EAST Makes a Difference for Kids with Cancer


Wynne High School EAST Makes a Difference for Kids with Cancer
8/14/2013 4:32:41 PM

Caps for Kids program benefits St. Jude Children’s hospital and its young patients.

In November, Wynne High School EAST participated in a Caps for Kids campaign to raise money and to give cool caps to cancer patients at St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN.  EAST students involved in this project were Caroline Boone, Syndnie Mohr, and Kathryn Dillard.

The students proposed a hat day, where if a student donated one dollar to the cause they were allowed to wear a hat on November 19, 2010.  Participating students were given a sticker in exchange for their dollar donation.  The “hat day” raised $786.00, with the proceeds being donated to St. Jude to pay for one child’s daily cancer treatment. 

Caps for Kids is an international non-profit organization which inspired the EAST students to support this great cause. The whole purpose of the program is to make a difference in the patients’ lives. “Sometimes, hope comes from the simplest of things, such as a ball cap. Sounds strange at first – the idea that a cap can give a child the hope and strength they need to fight cancer. But when that cap comes from one of their heroes, they realize that they are no longer alone in their fight.”

Not only did the EAST students collect money for St. Jude, they also collected hats for the cancer patients to wear.  Hats are important to cancer patients because of the loss of hair so many of the patients are faced with. 

The donated hats were signed by well-known icons including Ryan Mallet, University of Arkansas quarterback; DeAngelo Williams, pro football player; Tyler Hilton, actor/singer; Megan Park, Secret Life of the American Teenager star; Houston and Danny Nutt, coaches; Tara Perry, Fresh Beat Music; The Wiggles, kids’ show stars; Ira Dean, Trick Pony band; Chris Young, country singer; Robert Gamez, pro golfer; and Curtis Peoples, rock singer.



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