The Students of Saint Mary School will walk in a mini relay on April 1st in the fight against cancer to support the American Cancer Society. They are taking a break in their day to walk for a life changing cause. On the same day about 180 students will walk around the street of their school from 1 to 2 pm for Endicott’s Relay for life and to raise money and awareness. Brends Nygren a mother to a fourth grader at Saint Mary School on 13 Chapman Street said that the friends and family sponsored students for each block they walked. She lost her mother 11 years ago to cancer. She said that it brings meaning to the kids and it is an incredible cause. Nygren is the team leader for the Saint Mary School event. More than 3000 dollars have been raised already and the sponsor donation for the children is not included. It has also not yet been contributed to the money which was raised through relay for life. The student council of Saint Mary has unanimously voted to donate the proceeds to the American Cancer Society from one of their events and it total is 175 dollars. Nygren said that Endicott was so intrigued and they are bringing cupcakes over for kids. She said that many of the students will be attending this relay for life later in the day at the college.
Nygren also said that it is never too early for the kids to become the servants of the community. On Friday April 1st at 5 pm the Relay of Life will begin at Endicott College at 376 Hale Street in Beverly and it will up to 5 am in the next morning. The relay of life is to create awareness and raise funds for the cancer research, cancer related programs and patient services. The 42 teams of the total 392 individuals have set their goal as 28,000 dollars as of 5.30 pm but they have raised 28.865.35 dollars already that is before 2 days of the 12 hour event. There will be events themed around the four seasons which will entertain the participants throughout the night as they collaborate to honor and remember their loved ones who are fighting in the battle of cancer and to celebrate with the survivors. Lauri Rawls said that throughout a member of this team will walk around the track and she is none other than the Director of Community service of Endicott College.
Teni Sow is a senior writer for Tambapress.com and a regular contributor to Presspresser.com
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