Sacred Heart Academy students were challenged to raise $1,500 but surpassed the goal by raising $3,000. They presented a check to Julie Maxon who leads the Miles for Miracles event at West Intermediate School in Mt. Pleasant. The SHA Builders Club, along with junior high teacher Lori Smith and club advisor Luanne Goffnett, organized the fundraising event.
The day’s events included a slide show of testimonials from cancer survivors, calisthenics and interactive dances, a juggling act performed by science teacher Josh Taylor, and an acoustical guitar and vocals performance provided by Jordan Smith and freshman Katharine Janes.
In addition, guest speaker Denise Terwilliger shared her family’s personal experience with cancer and the loss of their nine-month-old son, Brett.
A representative from Heartland Hospice of Alma spoke about the importance of volunteering and led the students outside to do a balloon release in memory of all those who have lost their battle to cancer.
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