Dr. Ken Sauer School raises $4,000 during Walk for Wishes

By Charles Lefebvre
November 2, 2018 - 4:00pm Updated: November 2, 2018 - 7:24pm

 

MEDICINE HAT, AB — Students at Dr. Ken Sauer School took steps to help make the wish of someone in the community come true.

The school took part in its first ever Walk for Wishes Friday afternoon in support of the Medicine Hat chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Throughout October, students collected pledges for the Foundation, raising $4,000, according to Donna Serr, chair of the local chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation. The money raised will be used to help fund future wishes in Medicine Hat.

“Over the last month, the school has been focused on the theme of gratitude, where kids are thinking about how they can be thankful for the big things and the small things happening around them, and how they can return that gratitude with acts of kindness,” said Carla Carrier, vice-principal of Dr. Ken Sauer School.

With the walk falling on Random Act of Kindness Day, Carrier says students are able to put what they’ve learned into action.

“We’re really excited about it,” she said. “The kids have really grabbed on to the idea that they can express their gratitude by being thankful for their own good health, and to support the kids in our community that are struggling with their own health issues, and make their wish come true.”

So far in 2018, a total of eight wishes have been granted in Medicine Hat by the foundation, said Serr, who says more walks are planned at Medicine Hat schools in the coming months.

“It’s really kids helping kids, and kids get so excited in the schools when they know they can reach out and help another child,” she said.

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