Preschoolers raise over $10,000 for 4-year-old with brain cancer

Posted at 6:06 AM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 07:06:11-05

REDDING, CA — Some California preschoolers raised more than $10,000 to help a classmate battling brain cancer.

How did they do it?

They sold hot cocoa.

Doctors found a tennis ball-sized tumor in their classmate Jasper Mazzocco's brain. Mazzocco is 4 years old.

He is undergoing chemotherapy so doctors can operate.

Children and their families volunteered their time and supplies to hold the fundraiser near a Trader Joes and Dick's Sporting Goods in Redding.

Some Starbucks employees stopped by to help run the stand.

It was a hit - hundreds of people showed up to donate.

"It's amazing, It's wonderful to see how much people care for people they don't know. There were stories throughout the day of people who came who were cancer survivors or who had lost children. People came from Burney, there are so many people we'd like to thank," Jennifer Stephens, a preschool teacher, said.

If you would like to help too, go here.