MI Penny War Helps Conquer Crohns Disease

MI Penny War Helps Conquer Crohns Disease

Mason Intermediate sixth graders on Team Patriots held their annual Penny War February 22-26 for Crohns Research at Children’s Hospital.


Team Patriots students thoroughly enjoyed competing for a good cause. It was a close battle throughout the week, but Annie Tereba’s homeroom doubled their previous four day total on the final day of the competition to secure the win.


Students presented a check for $1,907 to Anna Kuertz and Pam Morgan from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital IBD Research Department on Friday March 4. In the three years that Team Patriots has held a Penny War for Crohns Research, students have raised over $5,000!


A special thank you to US Bank’s P&G Mason Office Vice President, Teresa Young, her staff and Mina Chastang from Cincinnati Childrens. US Bank volunteered their services to count and roll the raised money each day.


“US Bank has counted money for MI’s Crohns fundraiser the past two years and we couldn’t do this activity without them!” shared sixth grade science teacher Susan Grable. “Crohns disease is a chronic disease that can affect anywhere along the digestive tract and is becoming more and more common. It is usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 35 and currently has no cure. It is a disease that impacts many students throughout our school district. We are so proud of our students for rising to the occasion!”


For more information on Crohns Disease, go to ccfa.org. Together we can make a difference!

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