Bowmar students raise money for child battling cancer
Published 12:03 pm Friday, February 21, 2020
Sweet treats made it possible for students at Bowmar Avenue Elementary School to help a child and family in need.
For two weeks the Lighthouse Team at Bowmar sold candy grams to students in an effort to help defray the cost of medical expenses for 2-year-old Bexlee-Kaye Nash, who was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma this past November.
Bexlee-Kaye is the daughter of Joey and Brittney Nash, and her paternal grandmother, Cindy Nash, has been a long-time nurse at the school.
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During a celebration ceremony at Bowmar, both Brittney and Cindy were on hand to receive a check in the amount of $1,321.05.
Both were speechless while giving a hug to Pam Parman, who is the counselor at Bowmar.
Lighthouse Team sponsor Mary Quinn Wood said candy grams, which were sold for 25 cents each, were a sucker and a note from any Bowmar student to any other Bowmar student, faculty or staff.
“The Lighthouse team got together every day during special area, and they would put together the candy grams for each student which were handed out on Valentine’s Day,” Wood said.
This is the second year the Lighthouse team has sold candy grams, Wood said, with proceeds benefitting Micah’s Mission the first year.
This year Bexlee-Kaye was chosen as the beneficiary.
“We just knew nurse Nash does so much for our students, so we wanted to give back to her family in any way we could,” Wood said.
The Lighthouse Team is comprised of 15 students from fourth through sixth grades and each serves a one-year term.