Jeans for a Week campaign raises $8000 for local student

Paige Parks

The ninth annual Leander ISD Make-a-Wish fundraiser, Jeans for a Week, was March 3-7. Cedar Park High School teachers had the chance to donate five dollars to the fundraiser in exchange for the privilege of wearing jeans for one week. This year, the fundraiser supported a fifth grade River Place Elementary student, Pierce Broe. Eleven-year-old Broe was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June of 2013. The Make-a-Wish foundation grants wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. Pierce has yet to choose his wish, but LISD’s goal is to grant it – whatever it may be. The Jeans for a Week fundraiser raised $8,000 to support Broe’s wish.