Tuesday was an historic day for Easterseals and the community of Limestone Community High School.

Over the last two weeks, Limestone raised over $71,000, and after 43 years of raising money, the school has officially raised more than $1 million for Easterseals.  But it isn’t just about the money being raised, it’s about the kids who are benefiting by this great cause.

“It also speaks to a heartfelt committment that you see growing in the lives of these students from freshman to senior year.  They really, really care,” said Easterseals CEO Steve Thompson.

Student body president Kate Sanders has been a part of this tradition her entire high school career, and says these two weeks are the students’ favorite part of the school year.

“A lot of kids actually say that the two weeks of Easterseals are definitely their most memorable events at Limestone so I think closing assembly really hits close to home for a lot of us,” said Sanders.

Adams says the community of Limestone really worked together to make this happen.

I’m really proud that we’ve really come together as a school, as one, to do these for the families of EasterSeals, but it wasn’t necessarily only us who did it, it’s every one who’s been here for the 43 years who’s raised money.  So it’s awesome experience to be able to be a part of that culture here at Limestone,” said Sanders.

But after it’s all said and done, it’s all about the families and kids of Easterseals.

“When families come into this gym and they see the pep band and the cheerleaders welcoming them and their children, the message is crystal clear.  We value you, you’re one of us, and it gives them hope and it gives them joy and it gives them a sense of belonging that is priceless,” said Thompson.

The 44th 

    THE 44TH ANNUAL EASTERSEALS TELETHON IS THIS FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY… MARCH FIRST AND SECOND…
    BUT YOU CAN ALREADY DONATE NOW BY TEXTING “GIVE” TO 309-518-1090 OR DONATE ONLINE AT EASTERSEALSCI.COM