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On May 17th, the K9 Student Council donated a check for $2,000 to Texas Children’s Hospital to be used towards cancer research, and over $1,500 in gifts were delivered to kids battling cancer.
May 17, 2007 – Texas Children’s Hospital
Ryan Bonnett, Student Council Corresponding Secretary
Jeremy Stamm, Student Council Sponsor
According to the American Cancer Association, in 2000 the new cases of cancer reached 1,220,100, by 2006 that number had increased to 1,399,790 people. Student Council adviser Jeremy Stamm was touched deeply by this disease when his grandmother had died of cancer just last year, ever since that day he had wanted to do something for those with cancer. That is when freshmen Kristin Ammon, who too lost a grandparent to cancer, came up with the idea for the Kingwood Ninth Grade Campus, K9, to have the Carnival of Hope.
The carnival included food (including pizza donated by K9 Principal Larry Cooper), drinks, video games, a cake walk, face painting, a dunking booth (which featured assistant principal Allen Corman), and cancer awareness booths.
“The carnival was a huge success,” said Mr. Stamm “over 900 kids participated, raising over $3,500.” Part of the money raised will be donated to cancer research, and some will be used to buy gifts for kids battling cancer.
Both Student council advisers, Jeremy Stamm and Kendra Harlan, were proud of all the hard work Stuco put into putting on the carnival, and of K9’s generosity.
“It was super, the most fun day of my life” said freshmen Blake Ryan.
On May 17th, the K9 Student Council donated a check for $2,000 to Texas Children’s Hospital to be used towards cancer research, and over $1,500 in gifts were delivered with cards created by Student Council members to be given to kids battling cancer. One young recipient of gifts summed up the difference the Carnival of Hope made perfectly in a thank you card, “Thank you for caring. I am sure I am not the only appreciative one here today. Continue to do things like this for others if you can, because it does make a difference.”