Natural disasters seem to be the order of the season. While wildfires have caused immense property damage close to home, hurricanes have ravaged other parts of the country. Harvey devastated Dallas, Irma tore through Florida, and Maria has greatly affected Puerto Rico. Multiple earthquakes have shaken Mexico. Tomorrow Thursday, September 28th, the Madison Middle School Walk-a-Thon aims to help all those affected.
The Madison Middle School activities committee has organized the Walk-a-Thon as a way for locals to contribute to relief efforts for those affected by natural disasters. The middle school students will have the opportunity to walk the perimeter of the school. We encourage parents to also attend to join with or cheer on the kids. They can also hand their kids money as they pass to drop into a donation jar. Even if parents are unable to attend, they are still welcome to donate to the school at their convenience during the day.
The 6th graders will walk the first shift from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. 4th and 5th graders will follow, from 1:50 to 3:25 pm.
Mayor Jerry Merrill and Madison School District Superintendent Dr. Geoffrey Thomas will join the students to walk a couple laps as well.
100% of the donations they collect will go to LDS Humanitarian Services. There will also be prizes for cheering on your friends, pledging money, and for walking the most laps.
If you are looking for a positive way to help those in need after these disasters, this is the perfect event. Come to the Madison Middle School Walk-a-Thon to cheer on the kids or walk a few laps yourself and donate to a good cause!