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Genet students and staff received candy grams Tuesday morning as part of a Student Council fundraiser to benefit the Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Nearly 800 candy grams were sold, totaling a $561 donation in memory of former student Sean Jucha who passed away last year after a long battle with cancer.

“Our Student Council’s annual Halloween Candy Gram sale becomes more successful every year,” said Principal Ana Yeomans. “I am proud of our students’ desire to assist others. Their care and empathy is admirable.”

Each candy gram had a personal message written on a ghost-shaped piece of paper attached to a lollipop.

“When Student Council started candy gram sales four years ago, we had no idea it would eventually be this successful,” said 4th grade teacher Joan Davis, who advises Student Council with 5th grade teacher Scott Siver. “Our students are always so excited to deliver the candy grams on Halloween morning to their classmates and staff.”

Special thanks to the Genet PTO for donating the lollipops and to Mrs. Giordano for helping to put the candy grams together.