In honor of breast cancer awareness month, which is celebrated each year during the month of October, nearly thirty seventh and eighth grade Memorial Junior High students walked in the rain, proudly wearing their pink colored clothing in order to help promote awareness and knowledge for this disease.
Led by adult supervisors Michelle Webster and Brande Miller, the SEL Memorial Junior High Students were joined by members of the MAC Scholars program, and trekked the three mile journey down Richmond Road, to Richmond Town Square. There, the group was met by parents who supported the cause as well. According to one seventh grade Memorial student, she had hoped that “awareness and support would be enhanced by their symbolic walk".
The MAC Jewels have remained quite active since the beginning of the school year, taking on causes such as this, among others. Most recently, the MAC Jewels spent time at a local nursing home, saying hello to residents and sharing stories and information about their experiences in the SEL Schools.
Congratulations to the adult leaders who supervise this group, and the students who are learning at an early age the importance of volunteering their time to worthy causes.