Benedictine Academy Students Walk For Breast Cancer Awareness

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ELIZABETH–Benedictine Academy students, faculty, staff and administrators joined in a Walkathon on Oct. 6, and raised over $2500 to contribute to breast cancer research. A sea of participants wearing sneakers, jeans, and Benedictine T-shirts, complimented by pink accessories symbolic of Breast Cancer Awareness, enjoyed a healthy walk on a beautiful fall day.

Funds raised came through pledges secured from family, friends and neighbors. Donations are still being received and will continue to be counted until the end of October. Proceeds from the event will be given to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to fund breast cancer research.

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The walkers enthusiastically wound their way through the Westminster section of Elizabeth, where the school is located. The Benedictine Academy Portuguese Club, moderated by Academy Business and Facilities Manager, Luisa Rodrigues, sponsors the Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walkathon. A reception was held in the school cafeteria for all participants following the event.

Students at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth (pictured) gathered prior to the start of their three-mile walk through the communities of Elizabeth and Hillside on October 6. The young women raised more than $2500 which will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. The event was organized by the school’s Portuguese Club. Donations are still coming in and will continue to be counted until the end of October. Benedictine Academy is an all-female Catholic college prep secondary school.

Faculty, staff and students at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth were energized as they walked on October 6 to raise money to help fund breast cancer research. The school’s annual event yielded over $2500 in donations. Students at the all-female Catholic college prep secondary school trekked three miles through the Westminster section of Elizabeth and Hillside. Donations are still coming in and will continue to be counted until the end of October. Sister Lucy Hernandez, OSB (far left), leads a student group onto Conant Street in Hillside at the start of the event.

Benedictine Academy freshman Joyce Mendoza (foreground, left) of Union and sophomore Samantha Herrejon (center) of Union were ready for some refreshment following their participation in the Academy’s annual three-mile breast cancer fundraising walk on October 6. Students at the all-female Catholic college prep secondary school in Elizabeth raised over $2500 in donations from families and friends, to go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. A reception was held in the school’s cafeteria at the conclusion of the event. The students are pictured receiving white “goodie bags” decorated with pink ribbons from Luisa Rodrigues (right), moderator of the Benedictine Academy Portuguese Club, which sponsors the annual event.

Ninth graders at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth were still energized following the Academy’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walkathon, held October 6. All grades at the all-female Catholic college prep secondary school’s students, plus faculty and staff, wound their way through Elizabeth and Hillside on a beautiful fall day. More than $2500 was raised. Proceeds will be given to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Students pictured at a reception in the Academy’s cafeteria following the event are: Seated, clockwise from left front: Eunice Waklatsi of Elizabeth; Imani Greene and Tila Vega, both of Irvington; Jordann Perez of Roselle Park; Domanique Randazzo of Elizabeth; Germilda Saint-Victor of Hillside; Alyssa Silva and Amanda Souza, both of Newark; and Gabrielle Rodriguez of Elizabeth.

Benedictine Academy students Natasha Milette (left) of Newark, Cynthia Amaya (center) of Hillside, and Angelica Prendez (right) of Elizabeth, enjoyed walking for an important cause on October 6. Their school’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walkathon event helped raise over $2500 which will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Students joined together after the event for refreshments in the school’s cafeteria. The annual walkathon is sponsored by the Benedictine Academy Portuguese Club.


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