North Raleigh Christian Academy Raises over $4,000 for NC Children Battling Cancer
North Raleigh Christian Academy (NRCA) raised several thousands of dollars for North Carolina children battling cancer as part of the Children’s Cancer Partners’ Kidz in Lids inclusion program. The school broke the record for the most dollars raised in any North Carolina school and earned third place in North and South Carolina for most dollars raised per student.
“Not only did NRCA’s Kidz in Lids day bring awareness and support to childhood cancer, but it also allowed our school to put a face and testimony with this special day with Anna Caroline and Katie Jordan. Hosting a Kidz in Lids day at NRCA will be one of the highlights of the school year.”Dr. Kevin Mathes, NRCA Superintendent.
One of the local students that has received that support is NRCA second grader Anna Caroline Jordan. When Anna Caroline was battling Leukemia, Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas (CCP) was an essential supporter in making sure she was able to attend her life saving treatments. Anna Caroline and her mother, Katie Jordan, helped promote NRCA’s Kidz in Lids day by sharing their family’s battle with cancer and how CCP aided their family during that time.
Kidz in Lids encourages students at participating schools to don a hat or jeans–for teachers and staff–and donate $1 and $5, respectively, to CCP. This Carolina-based multi-state safety net organization gets children to treatment, regardless of how often or far.
“As an NRCA parent, I am proud to see my children, their classmates, and our school support the Kidz in Lids program,” said Beau Bourquin, NRCA parent, and CCP Development Committee Member. “It teaches about inclusion, kindness, empathy, and, most importantly, allows students to give back to other children who are battling cancer and need the support of their peers.”
Learn more about Kidz in Lids or sign your school up for a Kidz in Lids fundraising event by visiting CCP’s website.