New Canaan's East School recently participated in a schoolwide fundraiser to benefit the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, founded by Greenwich residents David and Cynthia Kim.

East School community service leaders worked hard to make this fundraiser a success, and more than $9,000 has been raised to date, according to a release. The foundation's mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. In keeping with the military spirit, the community service leadership group, composed of 16 fourth- grade students, organized an obstacle course similar to one that a soldier may experience in basic training. Every student at East School had the opportunity to complete the obstacle course during their physical education class the week of March 30.

To learn more about the foundation, visit www.fallenpatriots.org.

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