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Area school raises funds in memory of student

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Van Buren Elementary students posed for a picture with their hats to raise funds for Kids Caring and Sharing for Riley Hospital in honor of secretary Pam Siples daughter, Brandee. The students include (front, from left) Lindy Berry, Jacob Vanatti, Caitlyn Herron, (back) Carleigh Shrader, Bradley Ketcham, and Bryce Minor. Courtesy Photo.
Van Buren Elementary recently conducted a Hat Day to raise funds for Kids Caring & Sharing for Riley Hospital, a special project of the Indiana Association of School Principals.

On Friday, Feb. 13, students and staff wore hats in memory of secretary Pam Siples' daughter, Brandee, who was killed in an automobile accident on Nov.17, 2007. The cost was $1 to wear a hat all day. In addition, students were able to choose a paper Riley icon on which they wrote their names that were displayed outside the classrooms.

The students and staff raised a total of $275 for Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.

Kids Caring & Sharing provides an exciting opportunity for Indiana school children to learn about the value of helping others. All of the money raised benefits the most immediate needs of the hospital in such non self-supporting clinical areas as endocrinology, immunodeficiency, hemophilia and sickle cell disease, stem cell transplant and neonatal intensive care.

The state's only comprehensive children's hospital, Riley Hospital, serves children and families from all 92 Indiana counties, including many from Clay County.

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Brandee will always be part of everyones life, even though she has left us! I love the fact that even the youngest children understand how Riley helps sick children! Brandee will forever continue touching people's lives!

-- Posted by Becki on Thu, Feb 19, 2009, at 6:13 AM

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