Albion school makes big effort for breast cancer walk today

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 October 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – The Albion School District made a big effort to promote today’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Watt Farms in Albion.

Before the walk at 10 a.m., about 150 students and staff gathered next to the football stadium for a picture. The group is arranged in the shape of the breast cancer awareness ribbon.

Some of the group is pictured walking on East Bacon Road as part of the 5-kilometer course at the farm. Students and staff raised about $6,000 for the American Cancer Society. Nancy Moore, a teacher’s aide, and Jennifer Blanchard, a teacher, pushed the cause throughout the district.

Two teachers have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and several others also were diagnosed with cancer in recent years.

“We’ve had so many people affected by cancer and other tragedies,” Moore said this morning.