Friday was Pajama Day in Greenwich Schools, and it was apropos of the upcoming week long school break which represents a chance to relax a bit. The theme was also fitting with a fundraiser.
Pajama Day, launched last year, raised money for children’s cancer research. The idea was brought to the district by GHS junior Sophie Lenschow.
Sophie, who finished treatments for Leukemia in 8th grade at EMS, wanted to raise funds for kids kids battling cancer at Connecticut Children’s Hospital. Wearing pajamas was akin to showing solidarity with children who have cancer and are stuck in their PJs for weeks and months.
On Friday, students and teachers could donate a dollar, or any amount in person. The community was also invited to donate online. The first year four schools participated: EMS, Old Greenwich School, North Mianus School and Greenwich High School. This year many more schools in the town participated.
Last year the fundraising goal was $1,000. Sophie was happily surprised when $12,000 was raised.
This year, the goal was elevated to $10,000.
As of Monday morning, the fundraiser, raised PJ Day fundraiser for pediatric cancer across the Greenwich Public School District raised over $19,000. Well done!
PJ Day in Greenwich: Printed Flannels, Fuzzy Slippers and Awareness for Kids with Cancer