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    William Mason Elementary Raises Money for Pediatric Cancer


    By Melissa Benno

    October 17, 2016

    MONTVILLE, NJ – Every school principal has a bad day, but not many of them can say they got a pie in the ...


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    On October 7th William Mason had our Whipped Pie Challenge with the students and staff. We wrapped up Pediatric Cancer Awareness month with our Whipped Pie Challenge. Students had a chance to purchase tickets to nominate a teacher to get pied. The top 5 teachers with the most votes got pied by my daughter, Sienna (who is battling Leukemia) and Harrison Bruchhauser and Rocco Vena who are Cancer survivors. We raised $550 to be donated to Whip Pediatric Cancer to be used exclusively to fund Pediatric Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. We continue to raise awareness with our students and families sharing our own stories and comforting each other as we have fought our battles and won and are still fighting the battle with my own little girl who is doing great. These poor children endure so much at such a young age and we all need to come together and raise more awareness to help find better cures for children.


    We also had a Joy Drive for the month of September where William Mason collected toys for Joy Jars for the Jessie Rees Foundation.   Jessie was a 12 year old little girl who fought two brain tumors from March 3, 2011 to January 5, 2012.   The mission of the Jesse Rees Foundation is to fulfill her wish by ensuring every child fighting cancer has the support and resources they need to Never Ever Give up!   Jessie’s fun filled Joy Jars have been sent to over 125, 000 children in all 50 states and 30 countries. We filled two boxes full of toys, crafts and fun stuff for these children to enjoy.  William Mason wants to help spread her mission by bringing smiles to children and their families during their battle with cancer. 


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