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Math-A-Thon funbooks available on CD-ROM

The Math-A-Thon Funbook is now available on CD-ROM and the technological leap forward has generated a lot of excitement in schools across the country! At particpating schools with a high volume of CD-ROM use, students participated in greater numbers and generated more money for St. Jude.

The CD-ROM, the Puzzle Pets™ Puzzle Island Adventure, welcomes participants to a magic island and introduces the Puzzle Pets who usher students through more than 200 interactive math games. It also brings the St. Jude story to life by featuring patients who tell your students how their help saves the lives of children from all over the world. We encourage all coordinators to promote use of the CD-ROM during their events by telling students thay can choose which version of the Funbook they want to use on the parental permission slip. As with traditional Funbooks, the CD-ROM is available for students in grades K-9.

While the CD-ROM is an exciting addition to the Math-A-Thon, you are still the most important component. The participation of every school that signs up to hold a Math-A-Thon is critical. Each school that completes their event makes it easier for St. Jude to meet its budgetary needs. Each school that cancels their event makes reaching our goal even harder.

The first step in the journey for a cure begins with you. Your event raises funds which allow St. Jude to find cures and save the lives of thousands of children. With each new discovery, we are one step closer to saving another child's life or finding a cure. At St. Jude, we hope for a day when 100 percent of children with cancer can survive. However, until that day arrives, we need your help and support. That support lets St. Jude continue the fight against childhood diseases, and brings us one step closer to our journey's end.

We know that today's teachers are faced with an increasing demand for their time. That is why we are so grateful to you for taking the time to coordinate the Math-A-Thon. Our patients and their families, as well as the staff of St. Jude, appreciate all of your efforts. Without you, our efforts in research and treatment would not be possible.

We are here for you. If you have any questions, need additional supplies or if you need encouragement, please feel free to call us at 1-800-457-2444 or click the contact us link on the left of this page. Together, we can fulfill our founder, Danny Thomas' dream of ensuring that "no child should die in the dawn of life."