Students throughout the Smithtown Central School District wore gold laces on Sept. 24 to support Solving Kids’ Cancer. At Accompsett Elementary School, students also arrived with sandwich bags filled with coins (and a few bills, too) to support the charity.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This year marks the fifth annual Lace Up for Kids Awareness Campaign.
“Our take was, ‘Changing’ kids’ lives,” said Accompsett Elementary Principal Timothy Hellmuth, explaining the white bucket that greeted students upon their arrival, where they generously placed the coins.
Hellmuth took the gold color associated with the campaign to an extreme. He wore bright gold shoes on Sept. 24. By the time arrival had been completed, the bucket was filled with coins and bills, which will go toward helping in the fight against pediatric cancer.
Photo captions: Students at Accompsett Elementary School donate to Solving Kids’ Cancer, while Principal Timothy Hellmuth wears gold shoes to help raise awareness.
Photos courtesy of Smithtown CSD