NJHS Attends Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
On Saturday, October 21, members of the Saint Patrick National Junior Honor Society attended the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Biloxi. These students collected donations for the walk earlier in the week as well as registered to walk in order to raise awareness for the need for a cure to breast cancer. This is the most common form of cancer that women face with the exception of skin cancer and the second leading cause of death in women, and a cure has yet to be found. The honor society attends this walk every year since this cause, as well as the event, are extremely important to them. The event consists of a 5K walk along with booths and entertainment for all who attend. Attendees were also encouraged to wear pink, the official color representing breast cancer awareness. NJHS president Anna Tran spoke for the club when she discussed why they think the walk is so important. “It was a great opportunity for us to honor the survivors of breast cancer and to show our support for those who couldn’t walk for themselves,” stated Tran. “The event is important because it brings the whole community together to fight for the same goal one step at a time.” Besides NJHS, thousands of others attended the walk, including students from other schools, breast cancer survivors, and supporters of the cause. We are extremely proud of our NJHS members for walking side by side with survivors to support them and leave them with hope for the future.
Written by Elizabeth Van Horn