Cloudland Elementary donates $2,700 to P.U.N.T. Pediatric Cancer Collaborative

Published 4:51 pm Thursday, December 14, 2023

FROM STAFF REPORTS
Cloudland Elementary showcased its compassionate spirit on Wednesday, December 13, as it rallied behind the cause of pediatric cancer by presenting a substantial donation of $2,700 to the P.U.N.T. Pediatric Cancer Collaborative. Spearheaded by Chris Collins, the school’s 5th and 6th-grade social studies teacher, this charitable initiative aimed to support families battling the daunting challenges of pediatric cancer.
Alex Rudd, a former elementary teacher in East Tennessee and now a well-known YouTube content creator, podcast producer, and social media personality, graciously accepted the donation on behalf of P.U.N.T. Rudd has dedicated his platform to raise awareness and vital funds for the P.U.N.T. Pediatric Cancer Collaborative in Knoxville, specifically championing Lee’s Locker — a pivotal aspect of the foundation’s mission.
P.U.N.T. Pediatric Cancer Collaborative stands resolute in its mission to provide indispensable financial, emotional, and practical aid to families grappling with pediatric cancer diagnoses. Additionally, it serves as a beacon of hope and healing for those navigating the grief of losing a loved one due to this harrowing illness.
Lee Smith, Rudd’s cousin and a retired NFL tight end who previously collaborated with the original P.U.N.T. Foundation in Buffalo, expressed his elation in extending the familial support he witnessed in Buffalo to families across Tennessee.
Moreover, in recognition of the extraordinary efforts put forth by the school, Rudd rewarded every 5th and 6th-grade student with a fishing pole, acknowledging their hard work in contributing to this benevolent cause.
This magnanimous donation from Cloudland Elementary reflects its unwavering commitment to championing noble causes and aligns seamlessly with P.U.N.T.’s vision of alleviating the daily burdens faced by families contending with pediatric cancer diagnoses while offering unwavering compassion to those affected by this adversity.

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