Sunrise Park Elementary School (SPES) Goes Pink To Raise Money For 'Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure' Of Breast Cancer

Sunrise Park

Sunrise Park Elementary goes pink in an effort to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!  Throughout the month of January, the school community participated in a variety of fundraising events to raise money for this worthy cause.  The fundraising events included the following: 

  • Sunrise Park faculty, staff and students purchased wristbands with the logo “Sunrise Park Goes Pink!” 
  • Physical Education teacher, Ms. Marcela Mendoza, hosted “ A Zumba for Pink”  exercise class
  • Each Friday, students were encouraged to show their support of this cause by wearing their favorite pink articles of clothing. 
  • A team of thirty seven faculty, staff and family members participated in the Susan G. Komen event on January 28, 2012 in downtown West Palm Beach. 

This is a disease that hits very close to home as Sunrise Park Elementary has 6 staff members who have previously fought this disease and won.  These individuals are, without a doubt, courageous warriors and role models for everybody. 

Margaret Collier, the Assistant Principal and a breast cancer survivor stated the following, “The support from the school means so much when going through the treatment for Breast Cancer.”   The day of the race was a powerful and team building event.  Ellen Budish, the Educational Technology Teacher and breast cancer survivor stated, “Being a part of the Sunrise Park Family has truly helped me through many bumps in the roads over the past 6 years.” 

To date, the SPES Goes Pink Team has raised over $3,000.00.  Sunrise Park is formulating plans to expand their support for this local charity through the establishment of a “Think Pink Club” during the 2012-2013 school-year.  The students are excited about getting more involved in such a worthy and important cause. 

For more information, contact Margaret S. Collier at 561-477-4300 or email