Their t-shirts proclaimed the message “Think Pink,” and that is just what over 230 members of the Ursuline Academy community did when they braved the cold and rainy weather to walk in the 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Boston on Sunday, October 14.
Students, faculty, parents and even a few siblings came together to walk along the Charles River in support of those fighting breast cancer, survivors and those who have lost their courageous battle with this terrible disease.
This year's walk marks the third time that UA has been among the proud participants in the Making Strides High School Challenge.
“Ursuline participates in the Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk in keeping with our school's mission, Serviam,” said Principal Mary Jo Keaney ,82. “Our young women not only have fun while participating as a community of sisters, but their collective efforts also contribute to finding a solution for breast cancer, a disease that has devastated too many lives.”
During the opening presentations at the walk, Ursuline was recognized for their fundraising efforts for the 2011 Making Strides Walk, along with Catholic Memorial School and Oliver Ames High School.
With $18,700 raised for the American Cancer Society in 2011, Ursuline came in second among these three schools and was a proud recipient of the High School Challenge Honorable Mention Award!
This year, the Ursuline community raised over $11,000 to support the American Cancer Society and research efforts to cure breast cancer.