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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