Franklin Child Care Hop-a-thon Exceeds Goals
May 6, 2008
Daniel Sullivan gets some assistance with his hopping from teacher Andrea Callahan at Franklin Child Care.
A whole lot of hopping was going on last Saturday at Franklin Child Care in Farmington. Nine children tallied 2,272 hops during a hop-a-thon that raised $662 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
And, because the center's $500 goal was exceeded, the children will have the opportunity to appear on the Jerry Lewis Telethon over Labor Day weekend.
According to Franklin Child Care Director Donna Driscoll, all of the money raised will stay in Maine and will go toward MS research and sending children with neuromuscular diseases to the Pine Tree Camp. The camp, located on North Pond in Rome, offers Maine children and adults with disabilities an extraordinary summer camp experience to fully participate in activities that normally aren't available to them including swimming, fishing, boating, outdoor games, kayaking, arts and crafts and camping.
"Leading up to the hop-a-thon, the children had a week full of lessons about disability awareness," said Driscoll.
Franklin Child Care is a program of Franklin Community Health Network, located at 105 Mt. Blue Circle, approximately ¼ mile south of Franklin Memorial Hospital on Routes 2 and 4. Approximately 24 children, infants through school age children, attend the high quality child day care center.
According to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, neuromuscular diseases affect more than one million Americans. About 250,000 have some form of muscular dystrophy.
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