Hawthorne Students Raise More Than $17,000 for Their Friends 

Category: District

On Sunday, June 11, students from Hawthorne Elementary School raised $17,080 for BC Children’s Hospital by proudly running and walking 2K and 5K in the RBC Race for Kids. This fundraising event helps advance medical care for kids across the province by supporting experts at BC Children’s Hospital in their quest to conquer childhood illnesses. The Hawthorne Hawks soared at the opportunity to make a big difference in the lives of children and families with serious and life-long childhood diseases.

“I’m so proud of our Hawthorne Hawks for their passion and commitment to giving back to the hospital that is taking such good care of their friends Tyson (grade 3), Cooper (grade 5) and Sarah (Grade 3),” said Jennifer Selles, Grade 3 teacher. “They significantly exceeded their goal of $10,000 to be the top fundraiser for the school category. They showed how mighty small can be and there are no limits to what they can achieve. This has been a truly special experience for all of us. It’s so rewarding to know that the efforts of our Hawthorne Hawks will have such a positive impact.”

To learn more about Hawthorne students’ motivation for taking place in the RBC Race for Kids: https://fundraise.bcchf.ca/fundraisers/HawthorneHawks

If you are interested in adding to the students’ fundraising efforts, please visit: https://fundraise.bcchf.ca/fundraisers/HawthorneHawks