More than 70 second graders from Parkside Elementary School in Goshen took a little field trip Thursday, and it was all about giving.
All the kiddos hopped on board two school buses around 9:45 Thursday morning to head over to IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care.
There they presented a $1,600 check to fund breast cancer education and research. All of the money came from a coin drive the school does every year.
This is the third time they have donated money to the Center for Cancer Care.
In addition to the donation, students presented a handmade quilt as well as $400 in gift cards for cancer patients who are completing their chemo treatments.
For one second grade teacher, this cancer center really hits home.
“I was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago and the students walked with me through the whole thing so I felt like it was important that they understood what was going on and then we had the coin drive and we decided that that’s where we would like our money to go,” explains cancer survivor Heather Duell.
Duell says that they plan on doing this again next year.