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R. Bruce Wagner's "Rainbow of Hope" project benefits MDA
R. Bruce Wagner's "Rainbow of Hope" project benefits MDA

Students and staff at Lakeland’s R. Bruce Wagner Elementary raised $1,500 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) during the school’s 3rd Annual “Rainbow of Hope” Day. 

The event is part of a school-wide charity donation effort.

Students and staff made donations of a $1 and received a green shamrock or donated $5  to receive a gold shamrock.  Donors could print their names on the shamrocks and the shamrocks were used to decorate cafeteria walls.  Donors also received T-shirts.

The proceeds benefited local families with muscular dystrophy. This will assist with doctor appointments, wheelchair purchases and summer camps for children.

Tanya Preast, a foodservice employee at R. Bruce Wagner, is a mother of two boys who have struggled with muscular dystrophy.  Her boys, Kevin and Korey Preast, both went to R. Bruce Wagner Elementary.  Kevin died due to complications associated with his muscular dystrophy this past December.

R. Bruce Wagner plans on continuing this schoolwide outreach to donate to different charities or foundations each year. They have previously raised money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization and the Red Cross—Haiti Fund in similar projects.

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