StuCo walk to benefit American Cancer Society

This Wednesday, May 11, Student Council is looking to create a new school tradition with its second annual “Central Conquers Cancer” charity walk/run. The event, which will take place from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. at Cottleville’s Legacy Park, will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Earlier this year, StuCo assembled to select the charity that would receive the proceeds from the walk. The decision to support the American Cancer Society reflects the group’s desire to reach out beyond the immediate community.

“We decided on the [American Cancer] Society as a whole, not a specific local charity,” said sophomore StuCo member Amanda Pelletier. “The [money for] research goes toward everyone.”

Registration is open for individuals as well as teams. The entry fee is $15 per person or $10 per member of groups of five or more.

Participants can choose to walk a two, four, or six mile course; both runners and walkers are welcome. The entry fee includes a barbecue dinner at the park. StuCo has worked this to add other features besides the actual walk to the event.

In addition to the courses and dinner, team prizes – such as “team with most spirit” and “team with most cumulative miles” – will be awarded. Initial slow response to the event prompted StuCo to take extra measures raising awareness for the walk.

“We took a lot of time as far as advertising [the walk],” said Anna Killpack, sophomore StuCo member.

StuCo members will be available at a table in the cafeteria during all lunches for more information. Participants must register by or on the day of the walk to be eligible.