More than $400 raised by a Glen Burnie Park Elementary School student read-a-thon has been donated to the United Way of Central Maryland campaign to help support cancer recovery services.
Thirty-one students participated in last fall's read-a-thon. Sponsors agreed to pay the students for every book read within a month's time.
The students read 265 books, resulting in $410 donated to United Way. They designated their United Way campaign contribution to the American Cancer Society, a United Way affiliate, because one of their classmates has cancer, and they wanted to help support her recovery.
The read-a-thon was coordinated by Glen Burnie Park's PTA president Alice Weaver and school counselor Ernest Ebaugh.