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October 4, 2011 > Paws for a Cause

Paws for a Cause

Submitted By Akhila Nekkanti

It is now October, and it seems everyone is already thinking about Christmas, let alone Halloween. If we take a moment to stop and smell the roses though, we may just realize that there is only so much time to do something for our community.

Washington High School is holding its third annual Paws for a Cause Breast Cancer Charity Walk, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In the past two years, we have raised over $10,000 for the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation, and would like to invite the community to join us this year to reach our goal of $15,000.

HERS created Bras for Body and Soul, which helps women in their recovery by providing them with special silicone bras and giving them confidence that they deserve for their courageous endeavor.

Our walkathon is based solely on donations from the community and students, so no prior registration or fee is required. Our goal is to raise awareness about one of the most prevalent types of cancer while raising money for research. All donations will be gladly accepted, but you do not need to donate money to join the community in the walkathon.

This year, Paws for a Cause will be held on October 8 in front of Washington High School from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. General parking is by Tak Fudenna Stadium. Participants should come to the flagpole area on Fremont Boulevard where they can check-in and join the 5K walkathon around the campus. We will be having a fundraising barbeque for lunch beginning at 12:30 p.m.

You will receive 3 hours for getting at least three sponsors with a minimum of $25, and five hours for walking at the event for a total of eight community service hours. Be sure to check-in to our Community Service booth before and after the walk.

We would love for you to join in our walk this year, and will automatically enter you in our raffle upon checking in at the event. Many businesses will have booths at the event along with representatives from the HERS Foundation.

WHS will send a plaque to any business that donates $200 or more for our cause, to thank you for your contribution. Individual and business sponsors who donate $100 or more will have their name written on a banner displayed at Washington High School the day of our walk.

Breast Cancer Charity Walk
Saturday October 8
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(510) 795-7072

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