Going pink vs. breast cancer

CANES IN THE HOUSE: (From left) Natalie Hernandez, Everald McFarlane, Brenda Joseph, Monifah Bent, Numgine Jean-Bernard and Rebecca Soto.

Surrounded by pink hair, tutus and custom made T-shirts, National Honor Society (NHS) members and other Inlet Grove students and teachers recently stepped out with Making Strides of Palm Beach.

“It was great to see so many people come out to support such an incredible organization,” said Ashley Cartwright, an English teacher at Inlet Grove, during the Oct. 17 walk for breast cancer at the Meyer Amphitheater in downtown West Palm Beach.

“It meant a lot to have Inlet’s students and teachers represented in the crowd, as well,” Mrs. Cartwright added. “It’s important for us to get involved with events in the community and to make a difference.”

The walk was hosted by the American Cancer Society. Different teams and participants walked 3.1 miles at their own pace, and did not have to complete the entire walk if unable.

“I felt very motivated and happy that I was walking for a good cause,” said Brenda Joseph, a senior in the Medical Academy and an NHS member.

During the walk contributors were able to sign a pink firefighter truck, take pictures in front of a pink police car, and receive pink bracelets, necklaces and stickers.

Members of the Forest Hill Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps colorguard and other volunteers cheered walkers from the sidelines and gave out refreshments. Music was provided by DJ Carlos of WorldClass Entertainment and WiLD 95.5.

On the Meyer Amphitheater stage, dance groups performed. Tents for different organizations were set up with different activities and information for the contributors.

“If each step gets closer to a cure, then the NHS members of Inlet just made it a few hundred steps closer,” said Ma Lourdes Reyes, the NHS sponsor and a math teacher. “I am so proud of them.”