Students Make Strides in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

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Students at various schools throughout Glen Cove have been doing their part to create awareness and raise funds for the fight against breast cancer during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Glen Cove High School Key Club members walked five miles in the Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk in New York City. At Connolly Elementary School, students marched around the school campus, raising funds (through pledges) and awareness to help fight the disease, an event coordinated by Connolly Student Council. The Finley Middle School National Junior Honor Society did their part as well, raising money through a school-wide bake sale. Several members of the Finley NJHS also walked in the Make Strides to End Breast Cancer Walk held at Jones Beach.

Mary Ellen Cuomo advises the GCHS Key Club, Sue Stanco and Monique Vaccaro coordinate the Connolly Student Council and Linda Thomas-Batson leads the Finley NJHS.

At Gribbin and Landing Schools, the staff donned pink, the official color of breast cancer awareness. They also wore denim jeans on National Lee Denim Day, which is also designed to create awareness and raise funds.