Cancer awareness event is personal at Weatherbee Elementary

Weatherbee Elementary participated in the 2012 Circle of Hope, an event designed to raise awareness of various forms of cancer as well as to raise money for research.  As a part of this year’s event, several cancer survivors were interviewed and the program was broadcast live to all classrooms.  The school chose to wear red as a sign of unity in the fight against cancer, Weatherbee’s power color.  Pictured, from left, are cancer survivor Edmy Perez, a second grade student in Monica Adhin’s class, ESE teacher Roberta Weil, who interviewed the guests and coordinated the Circle of Hope event, principal Michael Hitsman, and cancer survivor Alicia Swink, a kindergarten teacher at Weatherbee Elementary.  Students and staff alike were moved by the open, honest discussion about cancer and why there is such a need to raise money for research to find a cure.