Quantcast

Greene School Fundraises for Boston Bombing Victims - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Greene School Fundraises for Boston Bombing Victims

Posted: Updated:
Student wears sign reading 'Greene County cares' before running his two laps Student wears sign reading 'Greene County cares' before running his two laps

Some Greene County students are staying on their toes trying to help those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. Thursday, a group from William Monroe Middle ran its own marathon on the school's track to raise money.

Each student paid $2 to run two laps, which added up to the length of an entire marathon – 26.2 miles.

One seventh-grade student collected more than $80 for the cause.

"I had a lot of family and then my mom put it on Facebook and I had some friends give me money too and they all knew it was a good thing so they gave some money," said Lexy Lam.

Work clothes didn't stop the school principal from running a few laps too. He jumped right in and ran alongside the students.

The marathon raised over $500.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVIR. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.