State Bridge Crossing Elementary School Principal Trey Martin and Student Council President Caroline Paine present Northside Hospital's Freda Hardage with a check for the Student Celebration of Lights fundraiser. (click for larger version)
January 04, 2014
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — The Student Council at State Bridge Crossing Elementary School collected donations and raised $1,364 for Northside Hospital's third annual student Celebration of Lights.
The Celebration of Lights is a fundraiser that helps celebrate or remember a loved one diagnosed with cancer by purchasing a "light," which helps fund screenings for early detection and treatment at Northside Hospital.
All proceeds went directly to the Cancer Care Program via the Northside Hospital Foundation.
For each dollar that students donated, they received a paper notecard, also called a "light," to decorate. All of the decorated lights were collected at the end of the fundraiser and given to Northside Hospital, where they adorned the meal trays of patients who found themselves hospitalized over the holiday season. The State Bridge Student Council thought it was important to think of others especially during the holiday season and they thought this was the perfect project to do just that.