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 firstname.lastname@example.org.