Camping out on a school roof: Teachers thank students for cancer fundraiser

Two teachers from LaVille High School will brave the cooler temperatures Thursday night and camp out on the roof of the school as a gesture of thanks for their students' fundraising efforts.

LaVille teachers, Jodi Kayseri and Lacy Buck agreed to sleep on the roof of the school if their students raised money during the eighth annual Pennies for Patients drive.

The students were challenged to raise $1600 for Leukemia and lymphoma research. When they met the goal, the teachers said they would follow through on their end of the bargain and hikes up a ladder to the roof earlier Thursday afternoon.

The two teachers, and friends, have run marathons, half marathons and other races together. Both embarked on this latest adventure with a cause close to both of their hearts.

“It's personal to me my mother passed away from leukemia so anything I can do to raise money for that,” said Buck.

Lymphoma research is an effort close to Kayser’s family, “My husband had lymphoma when he was sixteen and in high school and is a fourteen…fifteen year survivor now and we both feel very compelled to donate to this cause and we thought we can give up one night for this,” she said.

Despite the cooler than normal temperatures the pair will try to stay comfortable inside their tent on air mattresses.

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