RUMFORD – The students of Rumford Elementary School have successfully completed a Math-A-Thon to raise money for St. Jude’s Hospital.

The Math-A-Thon, now in its 26th year, is an educationally based fund-raising program in which students obtain sponsors for the number of math problems completed in special workbooks.

The students in grades three through five who voluntarily participated in the program learned more than just math, they also learned the importance of helping children who are less fortunate than themselves.

Through the Math- A-Thon, they were able to provide funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Children with more than 200 forms of cancer and other diseases find help at St. Jude’s. Today more than 70 percent of all children with cancer will survive their bout with this disease.

“We are very proud of our students for working so hard on the Math-A-Thon,” said Sheri Blank, fifth-grade teacher and volunteer coordinator of the Math-A-Thon.

“With their help, St. Jude’s Hospital will be able to create new treatments that may one day lead to a cure for many forms of cancer that will benefit the children of our state, our country and around the world. I also want to that the Rumford community for supporting our students in this endeavor,” she said.

“Thanks to all the support of families, friends and neighbors, the students raised over $1,000 for this wonderful cause. We would also like to recognize Noah Tanguay-Collins as our top fund- raiser this year,” said Blank.

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