Kaufman ISD archery team makes donation to St. Jude's

The Kaufman ISD archery team made a $1,465 donation to St. Jude in honor of former Kaufman student Cade Pearson who was diagnosed with Melanoma cancer as a fifth grader.

Kaufman ISD is very proud of its archery teams, students and Kaufman community members who played a significant role in making a $1,465 donation to St. Jude in honor of Cade Pearson’s memory. 

On Tuesday, Aug. 27 several members of the archery team, Cade’s mother, Kristin Pearson, and many of Cade’s friends presented St. Jude with the check donation.

Cade was diagnosed with a very rare form of Melanoma cancer as a fifth grader while attending Nash Intermediate School, but that didn’t stop him from leading a very active life. Cade was able to continue to participate and be a part of the archery team, basketball team, and robotics team into 9th grade, in part, because of the treatments he received from St. Jude.  

Kristin Pearson said that her son would be happy to know that the donation made in his name will help St. Jude continue to research rare forms of cancer like his, so that future patients will benefit from the wonderful work being performed by the non-profit organization. 

Last spring, the archery team sold decals, t-shirts, and hosted an archery tournament and fish fry to help raise money for the donation. Many volunteers helped to make this donation a reality including archery coaches James Sanders, and Amanda Jouett. Coach Todd Gent offered his culinary skills for the fish fry, KHS student Haley Jouett helped to organize the flight times for the archery tournament, and former KHS student Leon Lam designed the shirts and decals, and Hyper Graphics helped by giving a discounted rate to make the designs come to life. Cade may have passed away in April of 2018 at the age of 15, but his memory will continue to live on. The archery team is planning to continue honoring Cade and will host another memorial archery tournament in the Spring of 2020 to raise funds to be donated to St. Jude.

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