By enlisting family, friends and the community in the walk-a-thon effort, pledges for the benefit walk keep pouring in, said Karen Bley, the Leverett counselor who spearheaded the event.
"We won't know exactly how much we raised because we have asked the students to wait until after the walk to collect it," Bley
Final totals should be in by March 18, the first day of spring break.
"We are here for two reasons today," Bley
told the group of students.
And the students showed that caring in multitudes, Bley
said.Many traveled door to door in their neighborhoods, asking for pledges.Thanks to a generous community, Bley
said, the final amount could be quite astonishing.
Raising money became an everyday mission for fourth-grader Macenzie Tucker, who has raised more than $400 in pledges from across the state.After calling all his
family and friends, he
moved on to businesses and community leaders.Though he
has never met Wilkerson, Tucker said he
was moved by what she
was suddenly having to experience.
"I just thought it was something I should do because it would be a caring thing to do," he
said."I thought I needed to do a caring thing for her."
From the Democrat-GazetteNorthwest Arkansas News