Monte Cassino Coin Drive to Raise Money for Cure

A coin drive is being held today at 2 p.m. at Monte Cassino School as students hope to help raise money to find a cure for Neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves in the body.

The disorder can cause many maladies, such as blindness, cancer and bone abnormalities.

MidFirst Bank will be matching donations up to $750.

"We are grateful to Monte Cassino and MidFirst for joining us in our effort to find a cure. The hardest part of living with a diagnosis of NF is that it has no prognosis. Every case is different and the severity ranges from mild to highly severe," said Lenna Coffman, who chairs the community service committee at Monte Cassino.

Three families at Monte Cassino School are affected by NF.

The coin drive is being held in conjunction with the Children's Tumor Foundation Tulsa Walk, which will be held May 17 at LaFortune Park.