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St. Jude Math-a-thon Information

St. Jude Math-a-thon

December 9th – January 29th  


The Plainfield community can help save lives by sponsoring students in the St. Jude Math-a-thon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. We have donated more than $390,000 since we opened. Last year we raised about $15,000 with the help of around 400 students. Our goal is to raise at least $24,000 each year!


The math department and the student council are sponsoring this event. The event will be held from December 9th until January 29th. By sponsoring participants of the event, you will help raise funds for the world’s premier pediatric cancer research center. These funds will help St. Jude in its ongoing fight against childhood catastrophic diseases.


Students will be asking for sponsors before, during and after winter break. Math teachers will encourage students to get pledges and work on their workbooks. Sponsors can give a flat donation or pledge a specific amount per problem completed correctly. They can also set up their own website to collect from family and friends far away. This is a great way for students to practice their basic skills and help save lives. They can register online at .  


Students will earn prizes starting at a $20 donation. Students raising $20 or more will be invited to attend a free, after school, St. Jude celebration party.  The party will be Wednesday, March 18th from 3:00 – 4:45. It is important that students register online under their math teacher’s team page. This will help students get the prizes that they’ve earned.


All checks should be written to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Any checks turned in by December 20th will be mailed in by the end of the 2019 year, for tax purposes. All other donations will be mailed in on February 1st. Don’t forget to see if your employers have a gift matching program!


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay.


St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization, through events such as Math-a-thon. If you are interested in making a donation or would like more information, please contact your child’s math teacher. For more information about the organization, please visit If you have any other questions, please contact Lisa Ballard at or your child’s math teacher.