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Fisher Pink raises $2,300 for Making Strides

group photo of teachersFisher Elementary’s students, parents and staff again showed their commitment to stamping out breast cancer by raising $2,301.80 for the 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk held Sunday, Oct. 19. This Fisher family joined Barringer Road Elementary in support of Barringer kindergarten teacher Diane Cotton who is currently battling the disease.

Fisher students celebrated their hard work during special physical education classes on the school’s Pink Day on Friday, Oct. 17. Teachers Tara Raux and Joe Patrei encouraged every student to wear pink to class. Those without pink received a pink yarn wristband so everyone could be a part.

In the beginning of each class, students joined around two giant, multi-colored parachutes. Working together, they filled them with air, hid beneath them and shook foam balls off the surface. Amid all the fun and laughter, students learned they could accomplish nothing without each becoming a part of the effort.

For the remainder of the class, students held a mini-Making Strides walk around the gymnasium.

“That is an important aspect of the message we share with our students through this fundraiser. To accomplish anything big, like beating breast cancer, takes everyone pitching in to do his or her part,” said Fisher Interim Principal Fran LaPaglia.

“This money represents commitment and generosity. I couldn’t be prouder to be a member of the Fisher family.”

 Faces from Fisher’s Pink Day