Kortney’s Coins for The CURE Fundraiser
HELP GET BRAIN TUMORS OFF KIDS’ MINDS
HELP CHILDREN WITH CANCER
2014 is the biggest year so far for the Kortney’s Coins for the Cure Fundraiser with more schools involved than ever before. We are very grateful to all of the school staff and faculty and especially to all of the students and their families for their generosity.
We are excited that for the first year, all of the elementary and middle schools from the Shore Regional High School sending district are participating.
Quote from a mother involved in the fundraiser,
“My daughter is so excited about supporting the Kortney Rose Foundation through the coin drive at school. She asks me for change every day and she cleaned out her piggy bank last week. It appears she tried to crack open her brother’s coin box this morning. I love this project. It’s giving her a real sense that she can make a difference.”
Wolf Hill Elementary – $2,653.10
2nd – Olsen
3rd – Bellisimo
Maple Place Middle -$1,012.28
1st – Belinski
2nd – Jones
3rd – DeKenipp
The winning classes enjoyed a pizza party with pizza generously donated by Enzo’s Deli in Oceanport.
Betty McElmon Elementary – $1,247.27
1st – Faccone
2nd – Petersen
3rd – Myers
Frank Antonides Middle – $1,164.39
1st – Neparlo
2nd – Weiner
3rd – Maiorella
The winning classes enjoyed a pizza party with pizza generously donated by Scala’s Pizza, Long Branch.
A very special thank you to all of the school directors, school administrators, teachers, parents, and children that continue to make The Kortney Rose Foundation’s School Program - Kortney’s Coins for the CURE so successful. The program continues to grow to new schools and retail outlets through our coin collection boxes.
The Kortney’s Coins for the CURE Program was held in 6 schools in 2012. Some collected for two weeks, three weeks or the entire month of May to symbolize Brain Tumor Awareness Month in the State of NJ. The beauty of this program is its flexibility. Any time frame that fits into a school or group’s schedule can be used.
With the assistance of very generous parents and teachers many young children were introduced to, or reminded of, why it is good to give to children with cancer and sick kids. Children were asked to collect change in our custom banks donated by Wealth Builders Investments. Once returned to the school, the money was picked up and tallied. A large tally board was kept per homeroom. The homeroom that raised the most money was treated to a pizza party at the end of the fundraiser. Pizzas were kindly donated by Enzo’s Deli in Oceanport and Scala’s Pizza in Long Branch. For pre-schools we tallied a total for the entire school. Wolf Hill Elementary School in Oceanport (Pre-K through 4th Grade) developed their own way to integrate Kortney’s Coins for the CURE Fundraiser into their curriculum. (For Details on how to build it into your curriculum at your school please Contact Us.)
This program will allow us to spread awareness about the growing prevalence of brain tumors and the fact that they are the #1 tumor-related killer of children 20 and under. Private funding from organizations like the Kortney Rose Foundation is desperately needed as the government continues to cut funding for desperately needed research. If you or anyone you know might be interested in having us speak with school officials or group leaders about how the program works, please call Kristen Gillette at (732) 222-1491 or Contact Us by email.