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Boght Hills raises money for children battling illnesses

| September 25, 2015
Two Boght Hills first graders collect donations for A Case for Smiles.

Two Boght Hills first graders collect donations for A Case for Smiles.

Click here to see a photo gallery from the event.

Boght Hills Elementary was one of many schools across the country that celebrated “National Pajama Day”, to bring awareness and collect donations for “A Case for Smiles”. In seven years, A Case for Smiles has delivered more than one million pillowcases to children with cancer and other life changing illnesses. Volunteers from the organization provide whimsical pillowcases that give children an emotional boost and remind them they are not defined by their illness. 

This month, A Case for Smiles delivered its ceremonial one millionth pillowcase to a hospitalized child in each of its 120 chapters across North America, including the Albany Medical Center Children’s Hospital. 

During National Pajama Day, Boght Hills students and their families generously donated to A Case for Smiles, raising a total of $623.58.

“This was a great opportunity for students to learn how their good fortune can help those in need,” said Boght Hills Principal, Kim Greiner.

“With every stitch, every yard of fabric, and every pillowcase, we get one step closer to our goal of helping kids with cancer and life changing illnesses to feel better and heal better,” added Linda Armour, A Case for Smiles’ Albany Chapter Coordinator.

Click here to learn more about the organization.







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