Congratulations to our 2021 Swine Week Recipient, Keaton’s Kindness Foundation!
What is Swine Week?
Edmond Memorial’s annual community service project, Swine Week, began in 1986 when a small group of students decided to raise money for a friend in need. The students approached the principal, who supported the endeavor and even agreed to kiss a pig. $3,000 was raised, the principal kissed a pig, and Swine Week was born. Flash forward 36 years, and EMHS students have since raised over $7 million dollars for charity. Last year, we raised $608,000 for The HALO Project! Swine Week’s money was able to help The HALO Project heal children in Oklahoma.
In order to achieve our fundraising goal for 2021, we need your help-now more than ever! We trust that our tradition of outrageous generosity will continue. This year, EMHS selected Keaton’s Kindness Foundation. To learn more visit https://www.kclubkindness.org/.
EMHS students have graciously devoted their time & money to help those in need. Please help us reach our goal and make our principal kiss a pig, a tradition since 1986.
Swine Week gives our community and student body one common goal – to help those in need. It involves the entire Edmond and Oklahoma City community.
Each year, Swine Week chooses a local nonprofit; this year we need your help raising money for our 2021 recipient, Keaton’s Kindness Foundation.
EMHS is filled with selfless students, teachers, and administrators. EMHS is devoted to tradition, excellence, and helping others through Swine Week.
Please join us for the annual Hog Jog! This event will consist of a 5k and 1 mile fun run. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join!
Keaton’s Kindness Foundation
2021 marks the 36th year of serving our community through this philanthropic venture, and we would deeply appreciate your support in our mission to help this year’s recipient, Keaton’s Kindness Foundation, an organization dedicated to spreading kindness around the world with an emphasis on bringing happiness to pediatric cancer patients and their families. At age 7, Keaton Barron was battling Leukemia when he founded a kindness club called the K-Club. He wanted his club to have an emphasis on kindness, courage, compassion, and care. Sadly, his treatment was unsuccessful, and he passed away in 2018. Keaton inspired hundreds of people, and his legacy will live on.