Slimed for a cause


April 3, 2021

Charity Smith/Daily Globe KINDEGARTER WALTER Lonchar, 6, pours slime on Mark Switzer, dean of instruction at Bessemer's Washington Elementary School on Thursday as gym instructor Linda Johanson and other students look on. Seventeen students got to slime Switzer as a reward for raising money for the American Heart Association in February.

BESSEMER - Students at Washington Elementary got to pour slime on Mark Switzer, the school's dean of instruction, on Thursday, as a reward for the kids' fundraising efforts in the Kids Heart Challenge for the American Heart Association.

The annual challenge encourages students to get at least 60 minutes of exercise a day, drink water instead of drinks with sugar, and show acts of kindness. The students set up profiles on the Kids Heart Challenge website and raised money for the American Heart Association by emailing family members and friends a link asking for donations.

The school set a...

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