Student Council Hosts Pink Walk for American Cancer Society

By Danielle Abril, Amy Gordon and Anna Smith

Students wore pins in order support the cause. (Photo/Chloe Patel)
Students wore pins in order support the cause. (Photo/Chloe Patel)

The fourth annual Walpole High School Pink Walk occurred Saturday, Oct. 20 at the high school. Many students and community members dressed in pink attire for the charitable event where all the proceeds went to the American Cancer Society. So far this year, student council is about $700 away from their goal of $2,500. Their GoFundMe link can be found on student council’s Instagram.

Student council member, Emma Salvatore, volunteers her time to sell raffle tickets.
Senior student council representative Emma Salvatore volunteers her time to sell raffle tickets. (Photo/Amy Gordon)

“The Pink Walk raises money to help people who have Breast Cancer, and can’t always afford to treat it,”  senior class president Emery Murphy said. “Everyone wants to help and make a difference in someone else’s life.”

The student involvement and support for the walk has helped greatly in raising money for those struggling with treatment. Typically, this walk takes place at night, but that timing has previously conflicted with sports and extracurricular activities.

Students enjoy coffee, pastries, and more after the walk.
Students enjoy coffee, pastries, and more after the walk. (Photo/Amy Gordon)

Because of the time conflict, they decided to move the walk to a Saturday morning at 8 a.m. With the new time change, around 60 people attended the walk.

“I think next year we are going to move back to the evening,” student council adviser Kerry McMenimen said after the event. “Although it was successful in raising money for American Cancer Society, we had hoped for a better turnout.”

Despite the smaller turnout, the event was still a success, as many students, parents and police officers came to support the cause. 

A group of students make their way back to the high school after walking through the center of town.
A group of students make their way back to the high school after walking through the center of town. (Photo/Amy Gordon)

“I think this event is very important,” sophomore student council representative Sarah Ball said. “It helps bring our school together.”

Many fall sports teams also attended the Pink Walk, including Walpole Varsity Football. 

“We really get a lot of people out here to rally behind this great cause,” Captain Patrick Colburn said. 

     

 

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