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Middle School Students Raise Funds for St. Jude’s

Georgia Military College middle school students recently raised $3,432.70 during their annual Math-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Math-A-Thon is a supplemental math program where students obtain sponsors, then complete a “fun book” by solving a variety of math problems such as hidden messages, puzzles and pure arithmetic operations. This marks the eleventh year that MAJ Diane Sargent has coordinated the event at Georgia Military College, and since 1998 GMC math students have raised nearly $25,000 to help St. Jude in its ongoing fight against childhood catastrophic diseases. “Our goal in holding the Math-A-Thon each year is to help the children in our area who are stricken with diseases like cancer, AIDS and sickle cell anemia. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a world leader in the fight against these diseases, and they have made great progress, but only because of the generosity of people like the citizens of Milledgeville,” said Sargent. “We would like to thank those individuals and businesses that supported our students’ participation in the program.” Sargent said she was told by St. Jude officials that at least 2 children from Baldwin County and 400 children from the state of Georgia have received treatment at the hospital. Pictured, participants from the sixth and eighth grades and participants from the seventh grade. ###