started as a class assignment has turned into a full-fledged fundraising event
for a local girl facing some serious health challenges.
is an adjunct professor at Kodiak College, and along with instructor Barbara
Brown, assigned the project to the 20 students in the class.
suggested donation at the door for the Madisyn Sickafoose fundraiser is 10 dollars, or 40-dollars for families of
four or more. The fundraiser starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Kodiak Elks
-- (Fundy 1 28 sec "It's
a 100-level human ... we got out of the way.")
the project is in addition to the assignments in the "compressed course," which
will meet only six weekends. The students range in age from high schoolers to
those in their 40s seeking second degrees. Scott Griffin is one of those:
-- (Fundy 2 16 sec "You
know a lot of good ... amazing; it really has.")
Madisyn" that Griffin refers to is Madisyn Sickafoose, a kindergartener at
North Star Elementary School.
-- (Fundy 3 26 sec "The
money is to raise ... currently treated in Seattle.")
said one fundraiser was held soon after Madisyn's diagnosis, and an account for
donations is set up at Credit Union One downtown. He said the idea the college
class had was to host a Buffalo Wing and chili cook-off, but it has expanded to
include a pot-luck and other activities:
-- (Fundy 4 32 sec "And
after we started ... awesome, to be honest with you.")