Hundreds of students and staff participate in the school’s first ever Breast Cancer Awareness Walk fundraiser
Cape May Court House, NJ – Middle Township Elementary #2 (MTE#2) held their first ever Breast Cancer Awareness Walk/Run on Oct. 13 with the theme Pink Pawsome Panthers. Students and staff participated throughout the entire school day, raising money for the Cancer Support Community New Jersey at Gilda’s Club (CSCNJ) – totaling almost $300.
Every shade of pink flooded the school’s hallways as students took turns making their way outside. Not set up like a traditional walk, students completed laps around the building as they transitioned between special area classes – gym, art, music, and library.
Physical education teacher Crystal Hines, art teacher Harlee Fisher, librarian Julie Moore and music teacher Rick Maxwell played the roles of DJ and cheerleader as they encouraged students to have fun while putting in laps for a good cause. Hines was the driving force behind the event. She collaborated with Jessica Melville from CSCNJ at Gilda’s Club to plan the walk and educate the students about where the funds would be going.
“It was amazing to see the students come together and help those battling this disease,” said MTE#2 Assistant Principal Carrie Sinone. “Our first Breast Cancer Awareness Walk/Run was a success, and we are optimistic about doing this again next year. We are so grateful for Mrs. Hines for organizing the event, as well as our partnership with Jessica and the South Jersey Gilda’s Club team.”
Parents and guardians were asked to contribute to the fundraising efforts by donating through the school’s payment portal.