Mars Middle School students donate money for the school's Hats for Heroes fundraising events Oct. 5. As part of the activities, students in second through eighth grades were asked to make a donation in return for the opportunity to wear hats in school on that day.
ADAMS TWP — Mars students in second through eighth grade raised $10,500.13 to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure as part of the schools' annual “Hats for Heroes” fundraiser. Students at Mars Middle School brought in $4,138.50 during the annual fundraiser; Mars Centennial School raised $2,630.17 and Mars Elementary School netted $3,731.63. As part of the events, students in second through eighth grades were asked to make a donation in return for the opportunity to wear hats in school on Oct. 5. At the middle school, students who made a donation also were entered into a prize drawing. Winners were eighth graders Annabel Hnath, a Dick's Sporting Goods gift card; Maddie Pifer, an iTunes gift card; Douglas Cannon, a Neil Walker autographed photo; Christian Lussier, a Pascal Dupuis autographed helmet; Tyler Grau, a Matt Cooke autographed puck; and seventh grader Luke Kasten, an Antonio Brown autographed photo. In addition, sports marketing students at Mars High School collected more than $200 for cancer research through a raffle and sales of breast cancer awareness wristbands. And Mars Primary Center held a “Think Pink” fundraiser to benefit Susan G. Komen, this past week. Mars School District is a Silver Sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.