Stevens Elementary raises money for cancer research

Earlier this spring, teachers and students at Stevens Elementary School, 1150 Louisa St., raised $925 for cancer research through a series of special events.

As a result, the students decided to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund, which supports cancer research and provides opportunities for children and families dealing with cancer.

“Our goal was to raise a couple hundred dollars in three different phases,” said Stevens teacher Matthew Foote. “Phase one was a bracelet sale, phase two was a coin war and phase three was a mini-THON in the gymnasium.”

The mini-THON was a success, according to Foote, which was an event comprised of a bounce house, face painting, snack station, tattoos, a four diamonds jewelry stand, a dance floor and a Chinese auction table.

“Thank you to the students and faculty at Stevens, who worked hard and raised $925 for the Four Diamonds Fund,” Foote said.

Frito Lay, Backyard Broadcasting, Hobies Hoagies and Trebecca donated to the mini-THON.