Celebrate, remember, fight back! Friday, April 22 was Relay For Life day for SAS Puxi, and with the support of the Eagle Leaders and SAS students, it was one of the best Relay events ever! Relay For Life is a yearly, school-wide walk-a-thon event hosted by the Puxi High School National Honor Society. The goal was to promote awareness of the impact of cancer and to raise funds for cancer research.
Elena, Hareyeong, Kelley, and Zoe work on Relay for Life poster
On the morning of April 22, the Eagle Leaders were invited to go to the HS assembly at the PAC to listen to the high schoolers talk about fighting cancer and what we could do to get involved. During the assembly, a high school student’s mother talked about her own experience with breast cancer. At the end of the assembly, while a high schooler played on the piano, we all silently walked out of the PAC to walk the first lap on the track. We were honored to carry the Relay For Life banner and lead the high school students around the very first lap of the day. For the rest of the day, the elementary school (Team ES) walked the track with their classes at different times in support of this effort.
This year Team ES made over 350 luminary bags and raised 41,500 RMB for cancer research that will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Over 500 luminary bags circled around the track and illuminated the relay throughout the night, while many continued to walk laps until the morning. It was an amazing sight to see! Thank you for all the support. We could not have done this without you!
By Seo Huyn (5JS), Olivia, (5JA), and Elena (5ST)
Relay 4 Life Fundraising
This year’s elementary school fundraisers helped earned lots of money for Relay for Life. At first, all the Eagle Leaders had tons of ideas for the fundraisers. At last we all decided on iced cookies and slushies. It was very hard for us to coordinate because we had to make so many cookies. Seher, Pippa, and Olivia decided to work together to ice and decorate over 250 cookies to sell on the first day of our sale on Monday, April 18.
The next day we started working on the slushies. Eagle Leaders went down to the ES kitchen and started making slushes during lunch recess. We poured Fanta and Sprite into cups and placed them in the freezers – almost 200 of them – to freeze overnight.
The next day we took all the cookies and slushies out to the tables during morning recesses of Grade 1 – 5 and sold them. You wouldn’t believe how popular they were! We had long lines at each recess that got longer every day. We continued making the slushies and cookies during recesses that week until Relay for Life day.
The Eagle Leaders are very proud of all the sales and the work we put into raising money for cancer research. Next year with what we have learned about all the money we got from fundraising, we think we will continue with the slushies and cookies or even better snacks. Thank you for reading, and thank you, Mrs.Moselle, Mrs.Ro, and Mr.Hanlin!
By: Pippa & Seher – 5SH