Since Riverton High opened in 1999 students have raised more than $1.1 million dollars for charity! Last year alone, the school’s Silver Rush campaign totaled $133,689.15 with all the money going to “Intermountain Healing Hearts” which helps young children with congenital heart disease. It was a record amount of money raised and students did it in 19 days of hard work and commitment to the cause. This year, Riverton will donate everything to “Mitchell’s Journey” a local non-profit established to help fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD.)
Kids with DMD are lucky to live past the age of 20. Mitchell’s parents discovered he had DMD at the age of 4 but Mitchell was a fighter and made it to the age of 10. Still, Mitchell’s journey ended too soon. Riverton High would love to have the community come out and support this cause along with thousands of high school students joining forces to help kids battling DMD. All Silver Rush events can be found on Twitter or Facebook at #SilverRush2015.
Thanks to all the businesses and individuals joining this effort to make Silver Rush another record-breaking year and helping young children in the process. Story courtesy of Bryce Nokes, Riverton High senior and Communications Department intern.