South Middle School plans second Bonnie’s Bus fundraiser

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Students at South Middle School are organizing their second fundraiser this year to benefit Bonnie’s Bus, a mobile mammography program operated by their partner in education, the West Virginia University Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.

Having raised more than $3,400 for the Bus during their first Connect-athon in May, students are keeping the momentum going with a second Connect-athon from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 26, at South Middle.

“It’s not too soon to have another fundraiser for Bonnie’s Bus,” Sue Heydon, assistant principal at South Middle, said. “We have a lot of new students at South this fall, and they are full of enthusiasm and excitement about planning our second Connect-athon.”

Like the spring Connect-athon, the fall event will feature a fun run or walk ranging from one to five miles. Participants will be asked to buy a Connect-athon T-shirt designed by one of the eighth grade students at South Middle, and ask their families and friends to sponsor their participation.  

The event will include carnival like games, prizes, vendors and food booths.  Any vendor interested in participating may purchase a table for $10 with the table rental money going toward the fundraiser. All activities will be held inside the school gym due to the cool weather.

For more information about the Connect-athon contact Sue Heydon at South Middle School at 304-291-9204, or visit the school’s website at http://boe.mono.k12.wv.us/southmiddle, where online event registration is also available. The cost for participation is $15, which includes a Connect-athon T-shirt. Pre-registration is encouraged to guarantee a shirt.

For information on Bonnie's Bus visit www.wvucancer.org/bonnie or visit the Bus on Facebook. For information on the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center visit www.wvucancer.org.


For more information:
Amy Johns, Director of Public Affairs, 304-293-7087
ss: 10-18-13

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