Como-Pickton Elementary will show their compassion and dedication toward helping others this Friday as they participate in the 2nd Annual Cancer Walk.
Students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade will be walking the Como-Pickton track during their physical education periods May 3, donning special outfits to honor the five “cancer fighters” who will benefit from this year’s walk. Students are accepting donations, and any community member who wishes to walk is also encouraged to do so. Students will walk from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., break for the annual Tractorcade at 10 a.m., then resume the cancer walk from 11:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
This year’s cancer walk, hosted by Como-Pickton Elementary Student Council, will raise funds to benefit five local “cancer fighters.” They include Clay Evans of Como, who is battling a brain tumor; Zoyla Gonzalez of Como, who is battling thyroid cancer; Micah Reed of Sulphur Springs, who is battling ALL leukemia; Phoebe Carmody of Sulphur Springs, who is battling ALL leukemia; and Dominic Ayala of Yantis, who is battling neuroblastoma. Evans and Gonzalez are Como-Pickton graduates. The three others are local youth the C-P wanted to help.
To show their support of the various “cancer fighters,” participants and supporters are encouraged to dress in the following themes: Camo for Clay, Zebra for Zoyla, Texas Rangers for Micah, Pink for Phoebe and Dinosaurs for Dominic.
The school is also collecting canned drink tabs to help out too. One gallon of Coke tab can be turned in for one free night at Ronald McDonald House so that families of patients can stay close to the hospital.
Pre-kindergarteners also held a trike-a-thon, riding their bicycles and tricycles to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital April 26.
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