The Relay was held in memory of the eight members of the Todd family who perished in their home due to Carbon Monoxide poisoning last year. Five of the seven children were students at Princess Anne Elementary: Ty'keria (5th grade), Ty'Nijuiza (4th grade), Ty'Niah (3rd grade), Zhi'Heem (1st grade) & Ty'Breyia (Kindergarten).
The walkathon was organized by Mrs.Toni Stewart-Brown & the 4th grade Team. Students visited Nationwide Insurance, the Somerset County 911 Center, The Police Dept., Fire Dept., and the PAE Gym to gather information on the danger of Carbon Monoxide. Students also visited the lot where the Todd home once stood - there students signed their names to a banner honoring the memory of the family.
The walkathon raised over $2000 through student & community donations. The funds raised will be used to purchase carbon monoxide detectors for the homes of students without them & to purchase a "buddy bench" for the playground. If a student is playing alone at recess they can sit on the buddy bench and other students will know they need a friend to play with.
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