Harmony Hill School students and staff “stuck” together Friday to raise money for a good cause.
For the second year in a row, Principal Mark Perry and first grade student Lucas Santoro were duct taped to a wall in the gym as part of the school’s Stuck for a Buck fundraising efforts for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
The fundraiser, which brought in more than $2,000, was inspired by Lucas. He was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of two, but has been in remission for more than a year.
“It’s really special to have the school come together to help,” said Lucas’ mother Carolyn Santoro. “We’re very lucky to have this support.”
Mr. Perry noted that Lucas is famous around the school.
“He’s smiling every day,” Perry said. “He’s such a great kid who is loved by his classmates.”
Thankfully, the pair was not stuck for long. The tape gave way moments after the milk cartons were removed from below their feet.
“I think we forgot our strategy from last year,” Perry said.
Throughout the month of March, students collected coins for Pennies for Patients, a program that also benefits LLS. That money has yet to be tallied to the fundraising total.
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