Benedictine Academy Students Walk To Fight Cancer

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Benedictine Academy tenth graders Janderie Celi (center) and Vanessa Fragiacomo (right) were ready for some refreshment offered by Luisa Rodrigues (left) midway through the Academy’s annual three-mile cancer research fundraising walk on Oct. 5. Rodrigues is moderator of the Benedictine Academy Portuguese Club, which sponsors the annual event.

ELIZABETH–Benedictine Academy students, faculty, staff and administrators joined in a Walkathon on Oct. 5 and raised over $2,500 to contribute to the American Cancer Society. A sea of participants wearing sneakers, jeans, and Benedictine Academy T-shirts, 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.

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 Cancer 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 Oct. 5.

Faculty, staff and students at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth were energized as they walked on Oct. 5 to raise money to help fund cancer research. Benedictine Academy Admissions Director Analisa Branco (far left), leads a student group along Conant Street in Hillside during the event.

Benedictine Academy eleventh grade students Priscilla Sunduza (left) and Nicole Carvalho enjoyed a break while walking for an important cause on Oct. 5

All photos courtesy of Benedictine Academy

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