This past Saturday, several Lausanne faculty members participated in the St. Jude Marathon in various races.
Lower School Science teacher John Frassinelli and sixth grade Social Studies teacher Kyle Lawrence completed the Full Marathon, second-grade teacher Whitney Robertson, third-grade teacher Shelby Longfellow, and Middle School Learning Specialist Julie Cooper completed the Half Marathon, and second-grade teacher Jeff Massey completed the 5K.
"To raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, we registered as Heroes and committed to helping the children," Kyle Lawrence said. "We all completed our races and raised thousands of dollars along the way."
Frassinelli, Lawrence, Robertson, Longfellow, and Massey’s team raised over $110,000 in honor of Shelby Longfellow’s mother-in-law, Nancy. Julie Cooper’s team, Team Jayde Gordon, raised more than $5,000 for the children at St. Jude.
"These teachers are so grateful to all of the Lausanne families for their support before the race as well as on the racecourse," Mr. Lawrence said.
"I am incredibly blessed to be a part of the Lausanne family," Shelby Longfellow said. "I never would have imagined this type of support when I started my time here! Whitney, John, Jeff, and Kyle have helped hold me accountable along this journey. My lower school colleagues came to cheer downtown in the cold weather and gave financially to Team Nancy. My student's families donated to my fundraising efforts as well, some multiple times. My students inquired about the race, asking if I’d be trying to win! Some were even present on Saturday cheering on the runners. For all of the support, I want to say, thank you all from the bottom of my heart."
If you are interested in supporting St. Jude through these runners, donations will be accepted until Jan. 3, 2020. Here is the link to Dr. Frass’s Fundraising page: https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/Heroes/Heroes?px=2751533&pg=personal&fr_id=105980