The Edmond Sun

April 25, 2013

Cashion students reach out to help Edmond firefighter


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Cashion students are joining an Edmond firefighter battling cancer to help extinguish his medical debt.

John Werhun has spent his career saving lives and now some Oklahoma students believe pay backs are in order. Werhun is battling for his own life after a diagnosis of colon cancer five years ago.

With medical bills still rising the local school district’s sixth graders at Cashion Elementary School have dedicated the past week to fundraising projects for TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) week to raise funds for Werhun.

With a goal of $2,500 students have worked this week to assist Werhun’s family  paying medical costs.

Thursday the sixth graders challenged elementary teachers to a volleyball game at 1:30 p.m. in the Cashion High School gym. Each elementary student was charged $1 to attend and cheer for their favorite players.

TEAM week will conclude on Friday with “Hat Day and Flip Flop Day.” Students who bring $1 may wear a hat and flip flops to school. Also on Friday students will have a Jump-a-Thon at 9 a.m. in the school gym. They are collecting pledges for the number of minutes they can jump at a steady rate.

Activities already completed this week include “Pajama Day” on Tuesday and “Duck Dynasty Day” on Wednesday.

Cashion Elementary School is at 101 Euclid in Cashion. From the intersection of Portland and Memorial in Oklahoma City, take Portland (Highway 74) north to Highway 74 F (Seward Road), go 5 miles west to the school. For more information or to donate, contact sixth-grade teacher Tori Robison at 433-2614 or 317-7970.