Lost Mountain Middle School students are raising money to help fight childhood cancer.
Photo: Lost Mountain Middle School
Photo: Lost Mountain Middle School

Cobb students raising money for childhood cancer patients, survivors

A Cobb County middle school will honor childhood cancer patients this week with its annual fundraiser for the Rally Foundation.  

Lost Mountain Middle School students will participate in the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research 4 Quarters 4 Research fundraiser. 

Students can donate loose change Sept. 16-20 to support the organization, which raises money for research to find better cancer treatments and possibly a cure. The Foundation works on behalf of its Rally Kids, or youngsters who are battling or have overcome childhood cancer. 

The community can help raise money childhood cancer research by visiting the West Cobb Dairy Queen at 3721 Largent Way in Marietta Sept. 19. The restaurant will donate 20% of its proceeds to the cause, the school said.

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In the last 15 years, the school said 10 Lost Mountain students have been affected by childhood cancer. Lost Mountain’s most current Rally Kid is Catherine Babcock, a seventh-grade student battling cancer.

Principal Dr. Lenora Nyeste said she’s pleased to be part of a “tremendous outpouring of love from our community, students, and staff toward funding research of childhood cancer.”

Lost Mountain in 2018 raised a little more than $27,000, and Nyeste said she believed the school can surpass that goal. Lost Mountain social studies teacher Jennifer Dawson said the campaign has raised more than $160,000 since 2008. 

“I am so proud of the work the goes into this fundraiser and even more proud of the work that is accomplished because of this fundraiser,” the principal said. 

For more information about the Rally Foundation, visit the organization’s website

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