Walk the Walk ’14


Photograph by Jaclyn Lash

Students Walk for Cancer (and for Homecoming points)

This year’s Cancer Walk on October 18 was once again a success. In total, the Breast Cancer Club collected 51 inches of hair beating the 45 inches that they gathered last year! This makes these 51 inches the most hair the Cancer Club has ever collected in history. Students, faculty, parents, and even people from outside the school gathered at 9am at Miami Country Day on Saturday and walked 5K in an hour. The Cancer Walk has been going on for 14 years, and the tradition lives on. The Cancer Walk donates all money collected to the Heidi Hewes Women’s Cancer Association and The Sylvester Center for Comprehensive Cancer Research. In addition, the hair that is gathered is given to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths, an organization that makes wigs for kids going through chemotherapy. As well as the walk, Homecoming events occurred on that Saturday, and attendance for the Cancer Walk was made for each grade and Homecoming points were rewarded to the grades according to which grade had the most people at the Walk. This promoted the Cancer Walk event and inspired more of the students to attend.