The Race for the Cure was held this past Saturday at Rivertown Crossing Mall in Grandville. As you know, Ashley Tiesman, a 5th grader in our building, organized a school team to walk/run together. She met her fundraising goal and participated in a HUGE event that brought over 7,000 people to the Komen Race for the Cure event!
At the close of the event, Ashley spoke—and was incredibly composed and eloquent for an eleven year old team captain! Thank you to everyone who donated, walked, ran and supported us in some way on Saturday. You will see from the photos that teachers, parents, family members…and the Hudsonville Cheer team were out in force to help find a cure for breast cancer.
As many of you will remember we held a “PINK DAY” last May as a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. In one day we raised $1100 which we donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation. We had 3 board members visit our school a couple weeks later and we presented them with the money that we raised. While they were at our school they invited us to be part of the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure which will be held September 26, 2009 at the Rivertown Crossing Mall in Grandville.
We have created a school team for this event and want to invite everyone to participate. The name of our school team is the Georgetown Pink Panthers. You can register at this location. Included with you entry fee is a race day T-shirt. I think it would be a great act on the part of Georgetown to set our goal as the largest single team participant. We have set a goal of raising $1,000 as a school team for the cure.
The deadline to sign up for our team is September 25. If you plan to be part of our team and race day please sign up early.
Ashley Tiesman – Team Captain, 5th Grade Student, Georgetown Elementary
Check out Ashley’s interview on WZZM-TV Take Five:
The school year has not even started and already, I have had two families contact me about their desire to organize service projects! Georgetown is truly an incredible community of caring people.
This Sunday, I would like to tell you about one project organized by Ashley Tiesman, a 5th grader this coming school year. You may recall that Ashley brought the school community together last year for PINK WEEK to raise money for Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The Foundation was so very impressed by her work as a then fourth grade student, that they made an exception to the age limit rule and are allowing her to Chair a Team for this year’s Race for the Cure! Ashley has established the team and it is called the Georgetown PINK PANTHERS.
We, Ashley and myself, would love to have as many Georgetown students, staff, family and friends join us in the race/walk for a cure on September 26, 2009. There are three ways to participate:
Join our TEAM by visiting PINK PANTHERS. The cost is $23 per adult and $12 per child. Each registrant receives a t-shirt.
WALK with us without joining the team. During these tough times, we know that not everyone can spend this kind of money. We would feel honored to have you WALK with us and the hundreds of survivors and supporters during this incredible event.
If you are not available to walk or join, please consider making a donation to our team. We have a goal of $1,000, and believe with even small amounts from many we can make this amount.
Our school wide service project, PINK WEEK, raised over $1,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Ashley Tiesman, Chairperson of this event, presented Komen Board Members with the check on Friday, May 8, 2009. Ashley received an application to join the September 26, 2009 Komen Walk and was asked to organized a Georgetown team! Many thanks to Cheryl Wirsing, Cindy Brown, and Kathy Weglicki for coming to Georgetown to receive the donation from our school.
Our students and staff embraced Pink Week and Pink Day in a positively perfect way! The event was organized by Ashley Tiesman, a fourth grader at Georgetown.
Our Georgetown families (staff, students, and parents) contributed $1,000 by purchasing bracelets, backpacks, rings, teddy bears for loved ones. What an incredible accomplishment–and all this money goes toward finding a cure for breast cancer!
Mrs. Kuieck and Mrs. McDonald were the PINKEST teachers…and we had a winning PINKEST student from each class. Thank you to everyone who participated. This was a fantastic way to raise money for cancer research and welcome in the first day of May. Enjoy this animoto slide show!
Ashley Tiesman, a fourth grader in Mrs. Jurewicz’s class is hosting PINK WEEK. This service project is being done to honor breast cancer survivors and to raise money for research to prevent cancer. You can support this cause by buying a Susan G. Komen product and wearing PINK on Friday, May 1. To find out more, visit this link: PINK
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