VSCHSD Makes Strides to Help Lives

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Students and staff members throughout the Valley Stream Central High School District supported the fight against breast cancer during the month of October. Central and North high schools and Memorial Junior High School were all represented at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach on Oct. 18, which supported the American Cancer Society.

Central High School volunteers raised more than $2,500 for the cause through their participation in the walk, as well as through their annual Pink fundraiser. This year’s fundraising event, titled “Got Pink?” gathered proceeds through T-shirt sales and a variety of activities that attendees enjoyed.

Members of North High School’s Career and Technical Education Honor Society and Interact Club joined forces for the walk and raised more than $800. Delegates from Memorial's National Junior Honor Society also showed their emotional and financial support by walking at Jones Beach.

According to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer website, walks such as this raise critical funds that enable the American Cancer Society to fund groundbreaking breast cancer research, provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer, and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it is most treatable. Making Strides walks are held throughout the country for the many individuals and groups who are dedicated to making a difference.