Posted on: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The Northside Hospital Cancer Institute and its annual Celebration of Lights campaign have received a generous donation from Big Creek Elementary School in Cumming.
Throughout the 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 outstanding Partner In Education, who supports our patients,” said Kelli Buchwald, manager of community relations, Northside Hospital Foundation, and Northside’s PIE liaison with Big Creek Elementary. “This money will go a long way in serving our patients.”More cases of cancer are diagnosed and treated at Northside Hospital than anywhere else in Georgia. The annual Celebration of Lights campaign raises money to assist the hospital’s cancer patients and families in need with medical care, medicine, transportation and lodging. Over the past 25 years, Celebration of Lights has raised nearly $600,000 for Northside’s Cancer Institute. This is the fourth year that Big Creek Elementary has participated in Celebration of Lights.
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