We know this is an incredibly busy time of year so we have extended the submission deadline for Fun Run pledge forms and donations to this Friday, June 17th.
Even with this extension, the deadline to submit pledge forms and donations is still before the Run itself which is held on Color Day. As such, please ask your child(ren) to estimate the number of laps they will run during the Fun Run for fundraising purposes. Mr. Nye says kids can typically run 3-5 laps in the allotted time.
Our fundraising goal is $6,000! It sounds like a lot, but we have done it before! We’re hoping each student can raise a minimum of $25, but every little bit helps and participation is optional.
The student who raises the most money for JB’s Keys will get to throw a whipped cream pie in Mr. McVey’s face before the end of the school year. We will announce the final amount raised once tallied and send all donations directly to JB’s Keys.
Read more about JB’s Keys and its connection to Peirce here:
This year, we are proud to support a local organization whose mission directly impacts a Peirce family and many other families affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Eytani Ganot is a fifth grader in Ms. Carey’s class who is living with Duchenne, a rare, progressive muscle-wasting disease that affects approximately 10,000 people (almost all boys) in the United States. All funds raised through the Fun Run will go directly to JB’s Keys, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) while appropriating funds for quality of life, care, and research; ensuring affected children will have better opportunities during their lifetime. JB’s Keys organizes adaptive activities for local Duchenne families – including wheelchair soccer, adaptive skiing, sailing, and floor hockey – giving families opportunities to take part in sports and activities that would otherwise never be possible. In fact, on many spring and summer weekends Eytani and JB, the boy the organization is named for, meet to play power (wheelchair) soccer together with others affected by this condition. JB’s Keys also provides essential funding to the Duchenne Program at UMass Medical Center, a clinical and research site providing the best care possible to the Duchenne community while urgently advancing research to improve outcomes and new therapies. To learn more about JB’s Keys, please visit www.jbskeys.org.