Recently, students at Solon Elementary School conducted a penny drive in an effort to raise money for the Foundation to Cure Melanoma.
Two fifth graders in Mr. Corson’s class, Abigayle and Brynn, came up with the idea since each had family and friends who are affected by the disease.
They worked with the school nurse to learn more about melanoma (detection and treatment).
In about a two-week period the drive collected $198.60 and donated to the Foundation to Cure Melanoma. This money will help people in Maine be treated, as well as have research conducted to find cures for melanoma.
Thank you so much to Abey and Brynn for your hard work! Also, thank you to Principal Butler, the faculty, staff and all the students of Solon Elementary who made this possible.