Barringer Road’s 2014-15 breast cancer awareness and fundraising campaign will honor Barringer Road kindergarten teacher Diane Cotton. Ms. Cotton is currently undergoing cancer treatment. Her courage and positive attitude are an inspiration to the entire school.
As “Team Diane,” Barringer staff will hold several fundraisers in the coming weeks. Teachers and staff will pay to wear jeans to school, a perennial favorite fundraiser. The team will also sell pink ribbons, honoring or remembering family and friends who have battled breast cancer.
In keeping with the district’s goal to teach good citizenship and foster a sense of community, several activities will involve students. These include a lollipop sale on Sept. 22, a Halloween basket raffle and a “Crazy Hat” day.
Oct. 17 will be declared PINK DAY at BRS. The entire student body and staff will join together to form a giant pink ribbon, the official symbol of breast cancer awareness. The PTO will sponsor a pink-balloon launch, to be followed by the school’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
Second grade teacher Maggie Wesolowski said past fundraisers were very successful and that “Team Diane” expects similar results this year.
“We look forward to making a large donation on October 19th when faculty and staff members walk at the Masonic Campus for the official ‘Making Strides’ walk,” she said.