KLR students “whip pediatric cancer”

Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School students have been hard at work to “whip pediatric cancer” every September since 2017, and 2023 was no exception. The school held its annual Whip Pediatric Cancer assembly on Friday, Sept. 29. 

students are dancing at the front of the gymIn the weeks leading up to the assembly, students were encouraged to decorate a gold heart in exchange for a suggested donation of $1 per heart. All of the hearts were collected and used to create a display in the hallways to serve as a visual reminder of the fight against pediatric cancer. At the assembly, students came dressed in gold to represent pediatric cancer awareness and performed the “Whip Cancer” dance to the tune of Silento’s Whip and Nae Nae, which they practiced during September’s physical education classes. 

Two staff members stand near a display of gold hearts

The fundraiser is part of the national “Heart of Gold” initiative, coordinated by the non-profit organization, Whip Pediatric Cancer. All proceeds support the organization’s mission of raising awareness of pediatric cancer, while funding research to find a cure.

This year, the school raised a whopping $520 for the cause. 

Great work, all!