PG Supports Race for the Cure

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Lexi Carr

Women show their support for Race for the Cure.

When freshman Hensley Whitten found out that her grandma had cancer, it was hard for her to process.

 

“It was hard news to hear, but I knew she was a fighter and could push through. Now she is cancer free,” Hensley said. 

 

Every year over 268,600 women are diagnosed with breast cancer.  Race for the Cure, started by Susan G Komen, raises funds for breast cancer research and care.

Breast cancer affects more than just the person diagnosed. It affects the whole family which includes people from our own school.

 

Race for the Cure was extra special for Hensley this year.

 

Lexi Carr
Sophomore Emiliano “Elmo” Mejia stretches before the race.

“It was important to me because it was celebrating everyone struggling with cancer and was raising money for a really great cause,” Hensley said. 

 

Some of the members of the cross country team ran the race. Emiliano Mejia finished first, and Lucas Edwards was third. Members of the cheerleading squad, drill team, and Keyettes cheered from the sidewalks.

This race continues to bring great awareness to breast cancer and makes an impact on the community.

 

“It was really exciting and amazing to make people feel courageous and cheer them on,” Hensley said.