New York School Children Donate $2,817 To Kimmel Cancer Center In Memory
A group of school children in St. James, New York, did the right
thing. When their beloved teacher, Joan Fletcher, died after battling breast
cancer, the student council of St. James Elementary School decided to donate
the $2,817 earned from their annual Walkathon to fund cancer research at
the Kimmel Cancer Center of Thomas Jefferson University. The children had
learned about the pathbreaking work of Carlo M. Croce, MD, Director of the
Kimmel Cancer Center, in their local newspaper.
Dr. Croce extended his personal thanks to the students and school staff,
inviting them to visit the Jefferson research facility.