John Street School sixth graders hosted the fifth annual “John Street School Goes Gold” Day on Oct. 14. They participated through the Heart of Gold program by Whip Pediatric Cancer. The goal of the program is to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research.
The school annually hosts this event in memory of David Jones, a former student who passed away in sixth grade from neuroblastoma. The students read “The Puddle Jumper’s Guide to Kicking Cancer” and decorated the sidewalks with chalk. Additionally, after receiving gold paper hearts from Whip Pediatric Cancer, sixth graders and staff decorated the hearts for display. The school raised $300, which is to be donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Photos caption: John Street School hosted the fifth annual “John Street School Goes Gold” Day on Oct. 14.
Photos courtesy of the Franklin Square Union Free School District