Math-A-Thon set for a new school year of doing math and saving lives

This month students around the country, decked out in their back-to-school clothes, are back in the classrooms ready to learn and help the patients of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with the St. Jude Math-A-Thon®.

And this year, the Math-A-Thon website has a new back-to-school look of its own. The fresher and bolder site boasts an easier-to-use navigation that will help coordinators, participants and parents get the most out of America's largest education-based fundraiser.

Visit the new Math-A-Thon website.

In its three decades, Math-A-Thon has become one of the hospital’s most successful programs not only in terms of the funds raised to help fight childhood cancer but also in providing school children the opportunity to improve their math skills while raising funds for St. Jude. Students who participate will have the opportunity to:

To get started, someone from the school must first volunteer to be the coordinator. Becoming a coordinator is easy and absolutely free, and St. Jude will send everything necessary to conduct a successful Math-A-Thon. To become a coordinator, call 1-800-FUNBOOK (386-2665) or sign up your school now.

Math-A-Thon is designed to supplement any teacher's existing educational program, while also teaching students the importance of helping others. And with a curriculum developed by Scholastic, the world's leader in educational technology and children's media, each level in the Math-A-Thon Funbook meets national standard requirements that will help students practice and prepare for standardized testing.

Participation is easy—students ask family and friends for pledges as they solve math problems in the Funbook. In addition, students can earn prizes, for themselves and for their schools, based on their fundraising efforts. See all of the prizes that can be earned.
Do the math. Help save lives. Sign up today by calling 1-800-FUNBOOK (386-2665) or filling out the registration form.


September 2010