Every year The Apple Tree Family comes together to help support a foundation or cause close to our hearts. This year we have chosen to support a cause close to two of our Head Teachers hearts and family: Miss Melissa, Pre-K 2 Head Teacher and Miss Suzanne, Two Year Old Head Teacher.
Their cousin, Christina, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis as an infant. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects a person’s lungs and digestive system. At age 10, Christina had a double lung transplant and five years later, her body began rejecting her new lungs. She reached her goal of turning 16 and passed away the following year.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leaders in searching for a cure for CF. They continue to fund research and have helped discover many drugs that help patients deal with symptoms of CF. They are a non-profit donor supported organization. Their focus is support finding new drugs to help fight and eventually cure CF.On Wednesday, April 23, The Apple Tree CDC hosted a Mini-March around the parking lot to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Every class walked five laps around the parking lot. Parents, family members, and friends are asked to sponsor their child for at least a dollar a lap.
The Apple Tree Families, Sponsors and Staff raised $2,395 for CF!