Benjamin Logan Middle School Mini Relay for Life was held on Monday May 18th. This wonderful event in cooperation with the high school and elementary has raised over $39,000 dollars for Relay for Life and as a district we are hoping to surpass the $40,000 mark before the year is said and done. Relay for Life is part of the American Cancer Society’s program to raise money for their many services including cancer research, Hope Lodge (housing for patients), Road to Recovery (transportation for patients receiving treatment), Look Good…Feel Better (a wig program for patients being treated with chemotherapy), and their Reach to Recovery program (matches breast cancer survivors with recently diagnosed patients to help them understand what they will experience and assist with the recovery process).
The students spent the day walking the track, playing carnival style games, bidding on silent auction items, competing in dance contests, getting their faces painted, buying delicious treats from the concession stand, and overall enjoying their time outside raising money for this great cause. The event was culminated by a very touching and emotional Survivor Lap, where over two dozen people including survivors and their families participated. The students gave our Survivor Lap participants a standing ovation to show their support for the continued battle to cure cancer in America. Hats off to the efforts of all involved in making this day possible for our students and school. Our Relay for Life committee put in countless hours to make this event the success it was and I want to give a huge thank you to all of them. Another special thank you to all of our donors without you none of this would have been possible. I feel blessed to be a part of a district and community that supports such great causes.