Friday, 11 November 2011 00:00
Students in the fourth through sixth grades at the Stewart Manor School in the Elmont Union Free School District ran three-quarters of a mile from the school through the neighborhood to raise money in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The students trained during their physical education classes in order to prepare themselves and determine how long it would take them to run the “Prediction Marathon.”
According to Principal Hope Kranidis, “In our effort to help students reach New York State standards in physical fitness and exercise, both the academic and physical skills of our students are being utilized in preparation for the Prediction Marathon.” She added, “In order to promote the marathon as a school-wide fundraising event, we invited the kindergarten through third grades to “walk for a cure” and cheer on our runners throughout the route.”
Every student was dressed in pink and armed with pink pompoms. All pledges went to the American Cancer Society in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Teachers recorded times and parents gave out water at the finish line, which was located at the Stewart Manor Country Club.