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Ashley’s Pink Panther Team

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.

Ashley’s Pink Panthers

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Please Join the Pink Panthers!

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 PinkPanthersthem 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.

Thank you.

Ashley Tiesman – Team Captain, 5th Grade Student, Georgetown Elementary

Check out Ashley’s interview on WZZM-TV Take Five: