Thursday, January 26, 2012
Family and friends of the Marple Newtown community participated in the annual 26-mile Walt Disney Marathon in support of cancer survivor and Russell Elementary School student Charlotte McAuliffe.
Several members of the Marple Newtown community pledged to do the unthinkable–run 26 miles in Orlando, FL, in support of local 9-year-old student Charlotte McAuliffe, a cancer survivor. Charlotte, a third grader at Russell Elementary School, was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 3 but through rigorous treatment and approximately 17 surgeries, she's overcome her battle to the cancer. Ambassdors to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, the McAuliffes have been involved with fundraising for childhood cancer over the years but this year was the first year the family has decided to run a marathon in support of Charlotte and childhood cancer awareness. And so the team, Charlotte's Lemonheads, of about 10 adults and six children–consisting of…
Monday, October 31, 2011
Russell Elementary School personally presented a check for $2,158.60 to Liz Scott, mother of Alex of Alex's Lemonade Foundation, to benefit childhood cancer and in honor of their classmate Charlotte McAuliffe.
BROOMALL–Last month, Russell Elementary School students worked diligently on painting 'bat-o-lanterns,' or pumpkins painted in black and dressed as a bat, to fundraise and sell in honor of their classmate Charlotte McAuliffe and her team of Lemonheads, who have pledged to run 26 miles in the Walt Disney Marathon in January. The idea of the 'bat-o-lanterns' started with kindergarten teacher Tracy Paine, which spread throughout the walls of the school involving teachers, staff and the entire student body from start to finish. According to Kim Polonsky, school guidance counselor, the school sold 800 'bat-o-lanterns' with $2,158.60 to help sponsor Charlotte's Lemonheads in the marathon to help find a cure for childhood cancer.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
The St. Anastasia JV Baseball Team raised over $2,000 during their Alex's Lemonade Stands on May 22. The stands were placed at various locations around the community, including the Marple Little League Thomas Fields, the Gauntlett Community Center and St. Anastasia Church. The all-day fundraiser was to support not only their teammates Mark Farrell, 11, of St. Anastasia School and Cameron Mathes, 12, of Paxon Hollow Middle School, who are cancer suvivors, but childhood cancer in general through the Alex's Lemonade Foundation. To read more about the event and the team's idea to support their teammates, click here.
Friday, May 20, 2011
The St. Anastasia JV baseball team will host several Alex's Lemonade Stands all day Sunday in honor of teammates Cameron Mathes and Mark Farrell.
Two boys on the Catholic Youth Organization's St. Anastasia JV baseball team will be honored on May 22 by their own teammates and the rest of the community in celebration of their survival over cancer. Cameron Mathes, 12, a sixth-grade student at Paxon Hollow Middle School, who plays shortstop and pitcher for the team was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on April 2, 2002. He was only 3. Mark Farrell, 11, a fifth-grade student at St. Anastasia School, who also plays pitcher, first base and outfield for the team was also diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on Dec. 29, 2007. He was just 7. Since then both players have gone through endless amounts of chemotherapy, according to Cameron's mother Jennifer Mathes, and Cameron is…
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Members of the Marple Newtown community have signed up to run in the Walt Disney World Marathon next year in honor of 8-year-old cancer survivor Charlotte McAuliffe.
Charlotte McAuliffe seems like any other 8-year-old–she attends school at Russell Elementary School and loves playing softball. Except she really isn't just ordinary. Charlotte has survived a great feat that many of us will not come to know or experience in a lifetime. In 2006, Charlotte was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma or brain cancer. She was only 3. After a week of complaining that her back hurt, her mother, Sherry-Lee McAuliffe, took Charlotte to the emergency room, who were then referred to an orthopedist for an MRI. They discovered a tumor on her cerebellum and four others on her spinal cord. Charlotte relapsed two years later when she was 5 and had been on rigorous treament. Although she has officially been off treatment for a few…
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Both Paxon Hollow Middle School and Haverford Middle School competed in their friendly annual competition Potter Cup to raise money for Alex's Lemonade. The schools raised $28,000 for the foundation. Paxon Hollow Middle School boys basketball came out on top in a tight game against the Haverford boys with a final score of 33-31. The Paxon Hollow girls basketball also played a tight game against Haverford girls in a final score of 27-24. The final event was wrestling. With stakes high and a win for Paxon and a win for Haverford, Paxon Hollow wrestlers fell short and Haverford won 93-12 breaking the tie and winning the Potter Cup. For the full story of the event, click here.
Paxon Hollow Middle School and Haverford Middle School competed in the Potter Cup, raising $28,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.
HAVERTOWN–Close to 2,000 students from Paxon Hollow Middle School and Haverford Middle School gathered to cheer on classmates in the 8th Annual Potter Cup, held Friday at the Haverford High School. The six-hour event consisted of a pep rally, dancing, a visit from the Philly Phanatic, and the three events determining the night’s winner: boys basketball, girls basketball and wrestling matches. Paxon Hollow put up a valiant fight, but Haverford’s own Fords brought home the Potter Cup. In the process, the two schools raised $28,800 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. The Potter Cup is a friendly competition organized by Haverford Middle School and Marple Newtown School District’s Paxon Hollow Middle School to raise …