Weston Middle School holds ‘Pajama Day’ for pediatric cancer cause

Weston Middle School students, such as these in Colleen Geel’s eighth grade Spanish class, along with staff and teachers, raised more than $800 for the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation for pediatric cancer research, on Pajama Day, Dec. 21. —Patricia Gay photo

Students got to wear their nightwear during the day on Friday, Dec. 21 — Pajama Day at the Weston Middle School.

For the privilege of wearing their jammies to class, students and middle school staffers, including Principal Amy Watkins, paid at least $1.

The school raised more than $800 from the event, which was donated to the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation for pediatric cancer research. Ann Soutar, Weston Middle School psychologist, is a friend of Ty’s mother, Cindy Campbell.

At the age of 5, Ty Louis Campbell, of Pawling, N.Y., was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor at the base of his skull. He endured multiple brain surgeries and extensive chemotherapy and radiation before he died of cancer on Oct. 17, 2012.

His parents set up a foundation in Ty’s name for the benefit of other children who are diagnosed with aggressive cancers. Every cent of every dollar donated to the foundation is redirected toward funding innovative childhood cancer research.

For more information on the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation, visit superty.org.

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