Student Raises Money for Cancer Awareness

Fifth Grader Goes Above and Beyond for Cancer Awareness
Posted on 01/29/2020
This is the image for the news article titled Fifth Grader Goes Above and Beyond for Cancer AwarenessMiguel Mendoza, an EISD fifth grade student, spent his Saturday at Traders Village asking for donations to benefit a special cause. His campus, Lyndon B. Johnson Elementary, is holding a school-wide fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and students are tasked to raise as much money as possible. Miguel decided to go above and beyond. 

"I decided to go to Trader's Village because there's always a lot of people there. I met with a worker and he invited me on the stage," said Miguel. "When everyone heard what I was doing, they all started clapping. The band even donated their tip jar money!"

Miguel says he began early in the morning hours and didn't leave until 6 pm. His passion to help is driven by his little cousin, who is nine years old battling cancer.

"My cousin has cancer so I did it for her. I feel happy to help save lives and help out by raising money. It's the least I can do."

Miguel will be raising money until Friday, January 31. Great job Miguel!