BMHS Pridetime Reporter
On a cloudy, Sunday morning on Nov. 5, McMahon’s culture and conflict class, as well as other students, held a walkathon to support hurricane victims in Puerto Rico on Jack Casagrande track field that started at 11am and ended at 4pm.
A student in the class said, “We came into groups and talked about what we could do to help the recent hurricane victims, and we decided to have a walkathon. A few of us have decided to make it ‘spooky’ themed and we made it ours.” Lilly King(‘18).
The students wanted to make the walkathon something many would remember, so they all decided to include costumes and face painting for all ages. This walkathon didn’t include tickets, instead it included a pledge stating the following:
“Pledges may be made by anyone. Each sponsor making the pledge should write his/her own name, pledge per mile and maximum pledge. Participants may collect the pledge in advance, but must keep pledges until all are collected.”
“On the day of the walkathon, each participant will walk during a specific time. Each lap is approximately 400 meters. Each participant will be issued a stick/stamp for each lap they complete.”
Although it rained, the event was not canceled. In the morning, Lilly King said that there was a great amount of people there. Many students and families went out in the drizzling rain to support our McMahon students.
“I felt really tired. It was raining and the day was not so enjoyable, but I’m happy I came to support my fellow McMahoniac’s” says Star Rodriguez (‘18).
The students had a goal of $5,000, but that was for the money drive, the spooky walkathon, and the bake sale. They raised $1500 so far, $500 being collected from their walkathon. All the money they have funded will go to The Brother’s Brother Foundation.