9-9-21 — District Partners with Noah's Bandage Project
Sept. 9, 2021 ~ For the sixth year in a row, Olathe Public Schools is teaming up with Noah’s Bandage Project to help bring smiles to kids across the globe. On Sept. 13-17, all 36 elementary schools in Olathe Public Schools will join together to make a difference in the lives of those fighting childhood cancer through their annual bandage drive.
Noah’s Bandage Project was created by Noah Wilson, a Prairie Center Elementary student who passed away in 2015 to an aggressive form of pediatric cancer. His project is carried on today in his honor. The project collects boxes of fun bandages and raises money to fund pediatric cancer research through Children’s Mercy Hospital. All of the fun bandages that are collected through bandage drives are distributed to kids around the world who need a smile or a little bit of fun. This year, the bandage drive is expanding beyond elementary schools, as all secondary schools are invited to participate in the drive as well. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in hosting a drive this year.
Students are encouraged to bring at least one box of colorful, fun bandages to school or donate $2 to the drive to represent one box of bandages. All monetary donations will benefit Pediatric Cancer Research and Noah’s Bandage Project’s partnership with Children’s Mercy Hospital. Collectively, NBP has funded $1.2 million in pediatric research projects. To date, Olathe Public Schools has helped donate more than 24,500 boxes of bandages and nearly $10,000 toward childhood cancer research through NBP.
Fun bandages serve as much more than just bandages. For those fighting childhood cancer, they serve as a badge of courage, an identity and way they can express themselves, and an outlet for fun at a time when it is needed most. Every box counts!