Aquebogue classmates show their love for Chris Timpone

COURTESY PHOTO | Aquebpgue School students and staff with many off the 1,200 lolligrams they sold to raise money for sick classmate Chris Timpone.

Students from three classes at Aquebogue School helped raise more than $600 this week for sick classmate Chris Timpone by encouraging community members, students and staff to purchase more than 1,200 Valentine’s Day lolligrams.

The lolligrams, a lollipop with a valentine attached to it, were being sold to raise money for Chris, who was diagnosed last year with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare but treatable form of pediatric cancer.

“As part of our character education program, we talk with the children about doing good deeds for others,” wrote teacher Katy Petit. “The students understood the lolligrams were being made and sold as a fund-raiser for Chris Timpone and his family … The students loved making the deliveries, and students loved getting hand-delivered valentines. It also supported a great cause.”