Last Friday students of E.L. Crossley participated in the fourth annual Crossley Rankin Cancer Run/Walk. The event began with an exciting opening assembly continued with the walk/run around the community and ended at the school with lots of food and activities. Over the past few weeks students of E.L. Crossley and family members in the community worked together to collect money. The school successfully raised over $6000. Every dollar raised by the Rankin Run is donated to Cancer Care in Niagara which aims to help local cancer patients.
This is the eleventh year E.L. Crossley has held a run/walk for organizations like the Terry Fox Foundation and Rankin Cancer. Throughout the past 10 years E.L. Crossley has raised over $100,000 in donations.
Before the walk began an assembly was held where the students welcomed guest speaker Laura Lane who spoke about her daughter Celeste’s fight against cancer. Mary Ann Edwards, the Run Director of the Niagara Rankin Cancer Run was also present at the event to cheer the Crossley community on.
As an appreciation to all the students who participated in the event the E. L. Crossley Interact club hosted a free BBQ with hamburgers, hotdogs and entertainment. The event was one of the most successful Crossley had hosted. When asked about her opinion on the event, grade twelve student and Interact president Brianna Dean stated that it was amazing that they can get so much participation from the school and make a difference right in their very own community.
All students would like to thank the all the members of the community for their donations and support.