Saving Lives While Solving Math Problems

The Middle Country Central School District’s Jericho Elementary School students recently participated in the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital’s Math-A-Thon to help raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research while also assuring that families never receive a bill from St. Jude’s for treatment. Students in first through fifth grade were tasked with participating in numerous schoolwide, math-based events, completing math activities in their individual Funbooks and contributing to fundraising efforts.


This marks the fourth year that Jericho Elementary School has participated in the Math-A-Thon, raising over $21,000 over the course of four years and nearly $6,000 this year. The money raised covers chemotherapy treatments, oxygen for patients, platelet transfusions and groceries for families caring for St Jude’s patients. The money raised for St. Jude’s over the past 50 years has helped fund research for new treatments that has helped raise childhood cancer survival rates from 20 percent to more than 80 percent.


The District is thrilled to participate in an initiative that simultaneously increases students’ interest in math through a series of engaging activities while also teaching the importance of giving back to those in need. If you are interested in helping Jericho Elementary School raise more money for the patients of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, please visit the school’s event fundraising page at


For more information regarding Middle Country Central School District and its students’ many achievements, please visit the District’s website:


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