National Junior Honor Society participates in the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk

On October 22, the St. Patrick National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) participated in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk.  The American Cancer Society sponsored its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at the Biloxi Town Green.

Raven Gonsoulin, a junior who attended the walk, shared her thoughts of the experience, “It was very heartwarming when I saw the sea of pink, especially because I know someone who’s been through breast cancer.  It opened my eyes to the eager willingness of the community to ban together for a just cause.”  Many students from NJHS and the entire school participated in the walk, along with donating funds to help support the cause.

Furthermore, the community formed several teams who raised a total of $40,000.

For many breast cancer survivors, it was an emotional walk for them, their families, and friends.  The crowds and volunteers helped motivate the walkers and runners by cheering the participants on from the sidelines.

One survivor expressed her thoughts, “The best way to get through breast cancer is to find a support system which helps provide strength and never give up hope.”

There were several groups who held signs with the names of loved ones who were fighting or fought the battle. Overall, it was an amazing event which gathers more and more people each year to walk or run for this important cause in which affects one in eight women in the United States.

Story by Natallie Noel