C.R. Weeks Elementary School Students Help Sock Out Cancer™!

(Binghamton, NY • April 21, 2017) At a special school assembly, the students, teachers and staff of C. R. Weeks Elementary School in Windsor presented a check for $296 to the Sock Out Cancer™ initiative. But that wasn’t the whole story. During the assembly, the school’s Teacher Parent Children group (TPC) made a surprise announcement saying it would match the Student Council’s donation, for a grand total of $592 going to Sock Out Cancer™ from Weeks Elementary!

Members of the school’s student council came up with the idea of wearing crazy socks and selling carnations on St. Patrick’s Day to raise money for Sock Out Cancer™. “They’re a good group of kids and they really enjoy doing things for the community,” said 4th grade teacher and Student Council advisor Mike Trapani.

Security Mutual Life Chairman, President & CEO Bruce W. Boyea accepted the check on behalf of the Sock Out Cancer™ Foundation. “I am so impressed with these students and with their desire to help families whose lives have been affected by cancer,” said Boyea. “They have done an outstanding job and have set a tremendous example for our entire community. We are extremely grateful to them, as well as to the C. R. Weeks Teacher Parent Children group.”

This latest donation will be added to the $120,000 raised through ticket sales for a benefit concert held March 10 and through the sale of Sock Out Cancer™ Socks. All proceeds help cancer patients who need assistance paying for basic living expenses, such as rent or mortgage payments, food and transportation to the hospital.

Socks can be purchased at the Wegmans Johnson City Location as well as through the hospital gift shops at Lourdes and UHS.

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