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Big Creek Elementary students, from left, Jackie Wagner, Rachel Hicks and Caleb Hensley show some of the cards that they made for Northside Hospital patients, alongside teacher Amy Petrella, far left, and Kelli Buchwald, manager of community relations at Northside Hospital Foundation. (click for larger version)
February 17, 2014
CUMMING, Ga. — The Northside Hospital Cancer Institute and its annual Celebration of Lights campaign received a donation from Big Creek Elementary School in Cumming.

Throughout the recent holiday season, students at Big Creek were asked to donate a minimum of $1 for Northside's Cancer Institute. For every dollar given, students received a card to decorate for a cancer patient's meal tray. Each student also received an ornament to take home and keep. More than $1,300 was raised. Cards were distributed to patients at Northside's campuses in Atlanta, Alpharetta and Forsyth.

"Northside Hospital is proud to have such an outstanding Partner in Education, who supports our patients," said Kelli Buchwald, manager of community relations, Northside Hospital Foundation, and Northside's liaison with Big Creek Elementary. "This money will go a long way in serving our patients."

Big Creek's fifth-grade team and students coordinated the fundraising project as part of an ongoing effort to give back to the community.

For more information about supporting Northside Hospital, visit give.northside.com.

– Staff

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