Last month, the Goddard School of Cherry Hill hosted a Luau Family Fun Day for a great cause. Parents, children, staff and volunteers enjoyed food, crafts, raffle baskets, a DJ, face painting and more - with event proceeds benefiting the Pink Roses Teal Magnolias fund at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.
Elisabeth Simon, Director of the Goddard School of Cherry Hill, said that breast cancer has hit close to home this year, as two of their moms were recently diagnosed. During the year, staff helped keep spirits high with “Wild Wig Wednesdays” where they wore crazy wigs during drop-off to share smiles and show support to those moms in treatment. But Goddard staff took it a step further by turning their end of summer celebration into a fundraiser, raising $2,000 to fight cancer.
“We’re proud to support Pink Roses Teal Magnolias, especially the Patient in Need Fund for mothers,” said Simon. “As a daycare center, to know we are helping women experiencing a financial hardship due to their cancer diagnosis is very meaningful to us.”
The Patient in Need Fund provides small grants to patients at MD Anderson at Cooper who need help paying for basic expenses related to their cancer treatment and recovery.
The Goddard School of Cherry Hill hopes to make this an annual event and looks forward to a continued partnership with Cooper.
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