Beaufort Academy lower school students and teachers participated in an event to raise money for “Leo’s Pride” an organization that supports Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) awareness and helps families affected by the disease. BA students all went home with a collection envelope and they gathered donations in return for a certain number of laps they pledge to run around the football field. The final amount earned was $1,877!
The organization, “Leo’s Pride,” stems from a special little boy, named Leo, who was born with the terminal disease, SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy). SMA is a related disease to ALS (which is what the ice-bucket challenge was raising awareness for), but it only affects children. Leo’s family was extremely thankful and appreciative of the money BA was able to send last year & so our students decided to do it again!
Thank you to our 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Abby Mitchell for getting the students involved. It’s a great way for the students to feel like they were really helping someone in need.