‘Jacksons for Jackson’ -- middle schoolers help ill classmate


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Pendleton Heights Middle School students sold baked good to help schoolmate Alec Jackson, who is battling illness. Karen Branham / Times Post


Alec Jackson (seated) received support from his schoolmates at Pendleton Heights Middle School; they helped raise money to help him as he faces a serious medical challenge. Karen Branham / Times Post


Pendleton - Starting as a way to raise money for a friend in need — to just buy hats for a student that would eventually lose his hair in chemotherapy — a small group of middle school boys have now raised more than $1,000 by baking treats to sell to their peers.

Pendleton Heights Middle School Principal Dan Joyce said six eighth-grade boys approached him last week, seeking permission to sell baked goods at lunchtime to raise funds for fellow student, Alec Jackson, who had recently been diagnosed with cancer.

“Initially it was just to buy hats because he’s going to lose his hair,” Joyce said. “But now, half the money raised will be donated to lymphoma research and the other half to Alec.”

 

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