Martino Junior High School Out Walks Cancer
Students raised more than $8,500 for the American Cancer Society
On Friday, November 16th, more than 70% of the students and teachers at Martino Junior High School participated in an event called Martino Out Walks Cancer. The Student Council organized the event where students and teachers raised or donated money to participate in the walk. Together, the school raised more than $8,500 for the American Cancer Society.
Martino Out Walks Cancer took place on Martino’s track and students showed their support by walking for 90 minutes while listening to music and enjoying hot chocolate. Student council members initiated the walk to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Students and teachers had many opportunities to personalize the event and honor family and friends affected by cancer.
“We would like to thank the teachers and students at Martino Junior High School for organizing the Martino Out Walks Cancer event and for their support for the American Cancer Society,” said Michelle Pruitt, Senior Income Development Representative at the American Cancer Society, Prairie Land Region. “The vital research and programs of the American Cancer Society are leading the way to eliminating cancer as a major health problem,” said Michelle Pruitt and the funds raised through this event will help save lives.”
“The 8th grade student council members worked very hard to turn their idea of a cancer walk into a reality. We are so proud of them!,” said Jennifer Stiglic, Martino’s student council co-sponsor. “We were blown away by the support of the students, families and staff. Together we really can make a difference in cancer research.”
Martino Junior High would like to thank the following businesses for their support in the event: Paradise Smoothie & Coffee, Connolly’s Catering, Papa Joe’s Italian Restaurant, Target and Party City.