In September, 2021, a Poquessing Middle School fifth-grade student who is a cancer survivor, asked the Neshaminy School Board and District administration to consider recognizing Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. They agreed, and Sara (the student) and some of her friends met with Superintendent Dr. McGee to come up with ideas for activities to mark the month in 2022.
The result: Neshaminy School District is pleased to once again recognize September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Next week, we invite students in all of our schools to dress up for "Neshaminy Goes Gold: Sara's Fight for the Kids Spirit Week," a series of fun theme days:
Monday, September 12: PJ Day (wear your jammies to school!)
Tuesday, September 13: Famous Person Day
Wednesday, September 14: Throwback Day (80's/90's)
Thursday, September 15: Favorite Character / Super Hero Day
Friday, September 16: Go Gold Day (gold is the color associated with this awareness effort)
While no donation is required to participate in these theme days, the 2023 Neshaminy HS MiniTHON donation website has been opened early for those wishing to help kick off this year's fundraising efforts during this awareness month.
MiniTHON is our local version of Penn State THON, a student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. Donations support Four Diamonds, a foundation that supports cancer research and assists pediatric cancer patients at Penn State Children's Hospital. Neshaminy's MiniTHON will be held on March 17, 2023 and the donation site is:
Last year the District's three middle schools started their own "Mini-MinTHON" to help with the effort. They will be holding their event on December 3, 2022 at NHS, and their donation websites are also up and running: