ROXBURY, NJ – In an effort similar to Roxbury High School’s Mini-THON, pupils, teachers and parents in the Nixon School community recently raised more than $1,500 to be donated to help children with cancer.

Called JAM, for “Just A Minute,” the activity Nixon Elementary raised money for the Hershey Children’s Hospital Four Diamonds Association. Students and staff, led by the Nixon Culture and Climate Committee (CCC), came together to sing and dance to their theme song appropriately named, “It Only Takes a Minute.”

“JAM stands for “just a minute” because here at Nixon we believe it only takes one minute to make a difference to be the best that you can be,” explained the Nixon Culture and Climate JAM Committee.

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The Nixon community was asked to bring in donations during the week of May 8 to help the children at Hershey Hospital.

“It was with extreme pride that I share with you the final amount collected FOR THE KIDS,” said Nixon Principal Danielle Lynch via her blog. “With the additional donations made, the Nixon School community collected $1,532.64! This incredible display of generosity sends a powerful message to our students … it truly does take JUST A MINUTE to make a difference.”

For this year's JAM, Nixon partnered with students and staff from Roxbury High School’s Mini-THON Committee to raise money for the Hershey Children's Hospital to support cancer treatments for children.

Roxbuy Mini-THON and Key Club advisor Mike Gottfried said the Nixon effort was “truly incredible.”

He thanked the school for joining in the fight and taking part in the Mini-THON with the mini-JAM. “You put together a tremendous event that clearly impacted the students,” Gottfried said. “To raise that in just five days is fantastic. Everyone involved should be proud.”

At the “reveal,” when the amount raised was announced, a special thanks went out to fourth-grader Nicholas Kemmerer for using his drone and Go-Pro camera to capture the Mini-JAM led by Nixon School’s very own JAM Band.