PHOTOS: Benedictine Academy Cancer Walkathon

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Students (pictured) from Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth gathered prior to the start of their annual three-mile Cancer Walkathon through the communities of Elizabeth and Hillside on October 10. The event was organized by the school’s Brazilian/Portuguese/American Club. The young women have raised almost $2000 so far, which will go to the American Cancer Society. 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 10 to raise money to help fund cancer research. The school’s annual event yielded nearly $2000 in donations. Students at the all-female Catholic college prep secondary school, many wearing pink, walked 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. The group is pictured walking along Conant Street in Hillside during the event.

Benedictine Academy eleventh graders took a refreshment break midway through their annual three-mile cancer research fundraising walk on October 10. (L-R) are Carla Gouveia of Union Beach; Benedictine Academy President Sister Germaine Fritz, OSB; Harpreet Kaur of Elizabeth; Academy Business Manager Luisa Rodrigues; and, Sofia Leon and Janderie Celi, both of Elizabeth. Rodrigues is moderator of the Benedictine Academy Brazilian/Portuguese/American Club, which sponsors the annual event. Students at the all-female Catholic college prep secondary school in Elizabeth have raised nearly $2000 in donations from families and friends, to go to the American Cancer Society.

Ninth grade students from Benedictine Academy, (l-r) Karen Calva of Bloomfield, Carolina Guerra of Hillside, Melanie DeSousa of Elizabeth and Destinee Garrity of Newark, walked arm-in-arm for an important cause on October 10. Their school’s annual Cancer Walkathon event helped raise nearly $2000 which will go to the American Cancer Society.

Hillside Police Officer Terence Clerk was part of the security detail for Benedictine Academy’s Cancer Walkathon on October 10. Nearly two hundred students, faculty, staff and parents wound their way down Salem Avenue and Conant Street and back during the three-mile trek. Funds raised from the event will go to the American Cancer Society.

Having participated over the last four years, seniors at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth marked their final Cancer Walkathon at the school on October 10. Refreshments were served at the conclusion of the event. Pictured (clockwise from left) are twelfth graders Saleemah Sharpe of Union; Kelly Amorim of Newark; Heidy Isabel of Bloomfield; Norky Diaz of Newark; Deja Rudolph of Linden; Michelle Colonia of Elizabeth; and Samantha Frejuste and Anglin Thevarajah, both of Irvington.

 (Photos courtesy of Benedictine Academy)


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