On Sunday, Oct 22, eight students traveled to Springfield, MA with faculty members Tod and Karen Pleasant to participate in the annual Rays of Hope Walk that raises money and awareness for breast cancer. Started in 1994, the walk originally drew 500 people. On this past Sunday more than 20,000 participated!
The 5-mile walk included a tour of Forest Park and lovely neighborhoods in Longmeadow. Walkers were treated to more than a dozen musical acts and numerous snack and water stations. SBS students wore pink and walked, danced, and sang their way through the miles. SBS donated $50 to the Rays of Hope foundation and our community looks forward to raising more money and to participating in the event next year.
In addition, the Community Service Club is planning its own walk on Monday, Oct. 30 in celebration of the Rays of Hope walk and to mark breast cancer awareness month. For a one dollar donation, students can dress down in pink for the day and join in solidarity to walk the road around the SBS campus. All funds raised will go to the Rays of Hope foundation.