Leake Academy students raise over $5,000 for American Lung Association
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 1:00 AM
Madden - Elementary students at Leake Academy were recently rewarded with a fun SuperKids field day by the American Lung Association after raising more than $5,000 to support the organization. During this fun field day, students participated in games such as relays, potato sack races and a tug-o-war competition.
"Through SuperKids, students learn the importance of taking care of their lungs and supporting projects that help people in their community," said Amy Ellis, Director of Health Promotions for the American Lung Association. "The donations raised by these students will help to continue vital lung disease programs and research."
SuperKids is a tobacco education program put on every year by the Lung Association that includes a tobacco educational talk prior to the field day where students are given the opportunity to collect donations to support lung health in Mississippi. Incentive prizes are awarded to students raising at least $20.
Riley Grace Cook collected the most money overall, raising $220. She was recognized as the "Top SuperKid" and received the grand prize. The American Lung Association thanks these hard-working students, school staff and the community for supporting their efforts.