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Kids go the extra mile to Loom Against Cancer

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Posted: March 2, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: March 2, 2014 2:00 a.m.

Albert Einstein Elementary students gathered to raise funds and awareness for children fighting cancer and help set a World Record for the longest Rainbow Loom Chain. Courtesy Photo

 

Albert Einstein Elementary students gathered to raise funds and awareness for children fighting cancer on Feb. 22 and help set a World Record for the longest Rainbow Loom Chain.

Gathering to support SuperMax’s Loom-A-Thon Against Cancer, 98 students raised $1,071 for the MaxLove Project – a nonprofit organization helping families fighting childhood cancers. The students also contributed over 1,218 feet of loom chain to help a child set a world record.

SuperMax, Max, was diagnosed with cancer at age 4. After four brain surgeries and two chemotherapy protocols, Max, now age 7, is beginning 30 radiation treatments. Through these treatments and surgeries Max has become passionate about the rainbow loom and his goal was to set the world record for the longest rainbow loom chain at Children’s Hospital Orange County (CHOC).

The Albert Einstein Elementary students loomed (knitted), and sold bracelets to raise money, in addition to looming chains to be incorporated into his chain.

The local SCV Loom-A-Thon Team was created by Charity Hester to support Max to raise awareness and funds for the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Center at CHOC, to provide universal access to integrative medicine for children with cancer.

“My daughter loves the Rainbow Loom kit and when we heard about SuperMax and his goal, we knew we had to help,” said Charity Hester, Team Leader, Albert Einstein Elementary SCV Loom-A-Thon.

“It has been a joy getting to know Max and his family through this journey and to witness our scholars and their families help this special kid. Max has become a hero to us all,” Hester said.

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