P.S. 346 Joins Fundraising Efforts

Community Project: Support for Finding a Cancer Cure

Wearing pink apparel and displaying their “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” drawings, students and their teachers posed for a group picture with P.S. 346 Principal Kevin Caifa, who wore a pink shirt in recognition of the occasion.

Wearing pink apparel and displaying their “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” drawings, students and their teachers posed for a group picture with P.S. 346 Principal Kevin Caifa, who wore a pink shirt in recognition of the occasion.

P.S. 346 was again among the schools and organizations in the Spring Creek Towers community to take part in the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” fundraising campaign last month.

On October 20, the entire student body left its classes and went out into P.S. 346’s schoolyard and staged a parade in support of efforts to find a cure for cancer.

These young elementary school students proudly paraded around P.S. 346’s school yard holding up high their pink ribbon drawings with messages of support for cancer survivors.

These young elementary school students proudly paraded around P.S. 346’s school yard holding up high their pink ribbon drawings with messages of support for cancer survivors.

The parade was a culminating activity. During the month, students learned about cancer – through age appropriate lessons.  They learned how medical science is making progress through research, and how donations to ACS help provide needed services to those ill with the disease.

Team UFT 346 Starkies stepped up for the cure!

Team UFT 346 Starkies stepped up for the cure!

“Fight cancer! Find a cure,” chanted the elementary school students, who raised $1,000 by asking parents, friends and sponsors to donate to their team “UFT P.S. 346 Starkies.” They will give to the ACS and make a donation to the Starrett City Lions Club.

Happy to be making strides together.

Happy to be making strides together.

The students also learned that they could do something help in the “Making Strides,” walking together they could show that care about those battling breast cancer and applaud those who have survived those battles. As one poster read, “Supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honoring the taken and never giving up on hope.”

By: Amanda Moses

Photo credit: Joan Charles