Coins For Cancer Donations Total $3,062 for Jimmy Fund

August 26, 2016


Coins for Cancer

From left are Erin Kane, Paige Craven, Lisa Scherber of Dana-Farber and Eveline Snell.

submitted by Dianna Craven

Paige Craven, Eveline Snell and Erin Kane, fifth graders of Windham Center School, delivered a check for $3,062.74 to Lisa Scherber, director of Patient and Family Programs with Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer Center.  The money was raised by the Windham Center School community and friends and family of the girls.

Paige started Coins for Cancer last year and recruited her friends to join her to help support children and their families affected with cancer.  The girls went to school early once a week throughout the year to collect coins and also attended some community events.  A few classes celebrated the 100th day of school by collecting 100 coins to add to the donations.  Their efforts paid off as this year the girls raised more than double of what they collected last year.

The money will be used to provide support programs and services for children receiving treatment at the clinic.  “These are the best donations we receive, kids helping kids,” stated Lisa Scherber.  “The funds will go directly to creating smiles and laughter to so many Jimmy Fund children specifically for our annual Winter Festival.  We are all so grateful for the generosity of an entire community led by some amazing young girls!”