Markham students wear hats to raise awareness for Crohn's and Colitis

From January 16th - 19th, students at St. Justin, Martyr Catholic Elementary School in Markham raised funds and awareness for Crohn's and Colitis Canada.  Led by Grade 8 student, Julien L., students wore hats on January 19th and donated to the charity. Students who donated were also entered into a draw to win prizes. Students, then were also encouraged to wear a crazy hat to show their support for Crohn's and Colitis and to show the community that they care.

Many students got involved and the school halls were filled with many colourful hats. To go along with this fundraiser, a "Prehistoric Fossils and Exotic Insects" demonstration was held at the school.  All proceeds from this event also went to Crohn's research.

On January 24th, Julien, along with his father, and Principal Michael Neilands, appeared on Richmond Hill Daytime Television where they talked about the work they've done in the community. Over the last three years, St. Justin, Martyr CES has raised almost $3000 for Crohn's and Colitis research. Great job!

  • "Prehistoric Fossils and Exotic Insects" demonstration.

  • Julien, his father and Principal Neilands on television.

  • Students pose in their "crazy" hats.