On Thursday, 9/11, Mt. Bethel hosted its first PHOTO BOOTH! Students and staff jumped into the booth solo or with a friend, grabbed some props, and supported the Rally Foundation! We were honored to celebrate real life heroes on this day including first responders, members of the military who keep our country safe, and those who are fighting the brave battle against cancer. We had a little fun while doing so, as well! Thank you for your support and helping us RALLY to fund childhood cancer research!
Mt. Bethel’s primary concern is KIDS! We strive to keep our kids safe and to provide a world-class education! We are fortunate to work with the BEST RAW MATERIAL ON THE PLANET – our students! Unfortunately, our community is not immune to childhood cancer. When we evaluated our kickball tradition that benefits Relay for Life, we took a hard look at our traditional fund raising efforts and decided to shift proceeds from Relay to Rally.
Rally began with a request from a mom whose son (a Mt. Bethel Alum) was fighting a brain tumor. This mom asked to “Raise money for childhood cancer research and fund the best research wherever it may be.” The vision for Rally was born that day. In the 8 years since, Rally has given more than $4 million in research grants, funding 70 cutting-edge projects and fellows across the country.
Did you know that every school day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer? Kids get different kinds of cancer so different research is required. Only 4% of Federal Dollars earmarked for cancer research benefit childhood cancer. This makes Rally’s mission significantly more important!
We have had many students who have battled cancer, and current students and families battling cancer right now!
Red vs. Blue!
September 23rd is the date of our staff kickball game. For many, this is one of the most anticipated dates of the year! Mt. Bethel has competed in this friendly rivalry since at least 2003. The game began as a way for our community to come together to support the fight against cancer. Kickball was a way for our Buccaneers to show support for staff members battling cancer and those who lost their battle. Our school cultivated a legacy of support for the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life over the years.