Glenn Dale Elementary students, wearing pink items from head to toe, walked to raise awareness about breast cancer at their school Oct. 25.
“They went from the front of the school and around the block to the back of the school, and we made an announcement before and after the walk so they understood why they were doing this,” said Principal Jacqueline Marshall Hall.
The school’s 545 kindergarten through fifth-grade students made pink breast cancer awareness posters and crowns in class, while some came to school in uniforms accessorized with pink socks, shoelaces and belts, she said.
“I told my students, you know, many of you are our future doctors and scientists ... You can make a difference,” she said, adding the walk was in remembrance of all those who have survived the disease and those who have lost their lives to it, including staff faculty and students’ family members.
This is the first year the school has held a breast cancer walk, and Marshall Hall said she plans to make it an annual tradition.