Wilkinson Elementary kids aim to “Crush Cancer”

A Wilkinson student spray paints a car to "Crush Cancer"

It’s rare to see a kindergartner pick up a can of spray paint, shake it, and point it at a car.

It’s even rarer to see them do it surrounded by their parents, classmates, and teachers.

However, for Mrs. Storbakken’s class at Wilkinson Elementary School on Thursday, that was exactly the case. And they did it for a great cause.

Wilkinson Elementary School, partnered with CHI St. Alexius and Williston State College Men’s and Women’s Basketball, teamed up to “Crush Cancer.” For two weeks, Wilkinson students raised money through Pennies for Patients for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Collectively, Wilkinson Elementary School raised nearly $1,800. 

The big reward for the class that raised the most money was the right to spray paint a car, adding some color to it before sending it to get crushed in a compactor, symbolizing the “crushing” of cancer. Students were also given an Orange Crush and Grape Crush ice cream/soda party.

Mrs. Storbakken’s kindergarten class raised $483.20, nearly twice as much as the next class. All of Wilkinson Elementary School got in on the fun, though, as students excitedly gathered to watch video of car being crushed.

If you would like to join Wilkinson’s cause and help “Crush Cancer,” please visit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s website.

A Wilkinson student spray paints a car to help "crush cancer"

A Wilkinson student spray paints a car to help "crush cancer"

A Wilkinson student spray paints a car to help "crush cancer"

A Wilkinson student spray paints a car to help "crush cancer"


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