West Holt Students Participate in Change Wars to Benefit Childhood Brain Cancer Research through Team Jack Foundation

Sep 23, 2022 | Blog

During the 2022 Homecoming week at West Holt Public Schools, the elementary, junior high, and high school students participated in “Change Wars”, a competition between classes to raise funds for the Team Jack Foundation. Led by the Student Council, the students collected coins to put in their respective donation jars. To create a bit more competition, classes had the option to add bills to other classes’ collection jars, which were deducted from their total but still raised funds for the cause.

At the end of the week, $902.38 was raised in total for childhood brain cancer research. Mrs. Roemer’s Kindergarten class had collected the most out of the kindergarten through 6th grade classes and the Freshman class won the junior high and high school competition.

Team Jack Executive Director, Kylie Dockter said, “The continued involvement from West Holt Public Schools’ students, faculty, and administration means so much to us! Our hometown has been an integral part of our fundraising efforts since our 2013 inception, and we are grateful for the continued support.”

On Friday, September 23 the Team Jack Foundation treated the winning classes and the student council to donuts and orange juice. The Change Wars competition was a great way to raise awareness and research funds during September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

About Team Jack Foundation
The Team Jack Foundation’s mission is to raise research funds and awareness for childhood brain cancer. The disease affects nearly 5,000 children each year and is the leading cancer cause of death in children. Each year less than four percent of U.S. federal funding is solely dedicated to childhood cancer research, with even less spent on childhood brain cancer research. The Team Jack Foundation has raised over $10.5 million and has invested in twelve research projects nationally. One area of focus for the Foundation is the development of a childhood brain tumor program in Omaha, Nebraska. Team Jack has committed $6.5 million toward the program at UNMC and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center that funds clinical and laboratory research, pain management in cancer, and education to make an impact for regional children affected by brain cancer. To learn more about the Team Jack Foundation and their funded research visit, https://teamjackfoundation.org/.