By Amanda M.
On Saturday, April 28th, Relay for Life took place at Richardson Middle School. Relay for Life is a huge gathering that supports the fight against cancer. Locals all over the area come to walk and honor cancer survivors at South High School. This year, Richardson students also participated in the event by taking turns walking around the track, like a giant relay.
Surrounding the track are booths set up by groups of people and small businesses. These booths sell food and items or have games set up to raise money for the American Cancer Society(ACS). Portions of the money made by the booths goes to the cause. Richardson’s booth was set up like a boutique, selling cake pops, head bands, bracelets, and more. Our booth raised around $5,000 for the ACS!
It was great to see so many students on the track among the walkers. Thanks to RMS teachers, kids found out more about Relay for Life and were inspired to join in the event. Some teachers even gave out extra credit or free mile passes to students who attended the relay!
Participating in an event to support a great cause is important, and, thanks to all of the walkers, over $216,000 was raised overall for the ACS. Thanks to everyone who joined Relay for Life, and we hope to see you next year!
The Richardson Middle School Boutique booth was run by Shannon Pereira. Thank you, Mrs. Pereira.