On Friday, Oct. 17, Harry M. Fisher Elementary will go pink as staff and students again join the fight against breast cancer. Fisher has a history of supporting the cause, but this year’s effort takes on a more personal tone as the students and staff will support the local “Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk in honor of Barringer Road kindergarten teacher Diane Cotton.
Tara Raux and Joe Patrei, who are the event organizers and physical education teachers, are hoping to build on the success of last year’s walk, “Wear Pink Day” and generous donations.
What’s happening on Oct. 17—Fisher Strides Day:
- Every student and staff member is asked to wear pink. Everything counts—shirts, pants, hair ribbons, etc. will help Fisher go PINK!
- Family and friends are asked to support students with donations to “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.” Students will receive a donation envelope in early October that must be returned to school by Oct. 17.
- Watch for a flyer giving students the opportunity to purchase a pink paper ribbon for $1. Ribbons will be displayed in school in memory or honor of a loved one.
- All students will take part in a special Pink Physical Education class that will feature a walk to music, balloons and a special activity. (Parents are asked to be certain students have their sneakers that day for school.)