McNair Teams Up Against Cancer

Team Faith. Hope. Believe.

The McNair community, led by Kindergarten teacher Katie Kelly, has the opportunity to raise money in honor of our McNair students who have been diagnosed with Leukemia. If her fundraising team, Faith. Hope. Believe., successfully raises $50,000 before June 12th, we will be able to name a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Research Grant in honor of former McNair student, Joshua Bluestein.

Spirit Week May 26th - May 29th

McNair "Teams Up" Spirit Week!

Tuesday 26th - Pajama Day

Wednesday 27th - Superhero Day

Thursday 28th - Twin Day

Friday 29th - Wear Your McNair Teams Up Shirt

Other Events!

Menchies Fundraiser

Wednesday, May 27th, 9pm

13044 Middlebrook Road

Germantown, MD


Friday, May 29th, 5:30pm

13881 Hopkins Road

Germantown, MD

In Honor of Joshua Bluestein

Joshua Bluestein (pictured right) was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in January 2011. He was a third grade student at Ronald McNair Elementary School at this time.

He peacefully passed away in August 2014 of complications after a 3½ year battle with leukemia. Joshua bravely fought his disease through 2 bone marrow transplants and numerous clinical trials.

He died cancer-free, but his body was too weakened to fight off the continued barrage of complications. Joshua’s beautiful presence and amazing perseverance charmed and amazed all who came to know and love him.

Make a Donation Today!

Staff and students at Ronald McNair are encouraged to donate $20.14 in honor of Joshua Bluestein.

Each staff member and student who donates a minimum of $20.14 to our "McNair Teams Up Against Cancer" fundraiser will receive a t-shirt to wear on Friday!

You can make your donation on the McNair donation page or pay with cash or checks.

The last day to order a t-shirt is Friday May 8th.