Four Seasons Elementary School is getting aggressive in its fight against cancer.
The school has launched a campaign to “Stomp Out Cancer” as part of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life effort.
Four Seasons team leader Beth Broome reports that students, parents and staff have raised nearly $3,000, placing them second among all Relay for Life teams in west Anne Arundel County.
This week, students and teachers can donate $1 for a paper foot to hang on a special “Stomp Out Cancer” banner at the school. On Monday, the Chick-fil-A at the Village at Waugh Chapel will host a fundraiser with a portion of the proceeds going to the Four Seasons Relay for Life Team.
Broome is a cancer survivor, having battled both malignant melanoma and Hodgkins Lymphoma. Over the years, she said she has raised more than $12,000 for cancer research. Currently, she is the top fundraiser in west Anne Arundel County.
“Cancer awareness is so important and Anne Arundel County should be proud that Four Seasons Elementary is taking action in our community,” she wrote in an email to Odenton Patch.
The Relay for Life is an all-day event in which teams camp out at a public park, track or school. In west Anne Arundel County this year it is scheduled to take place May 18 at Old Mill High School.
The Four Seasons team has a slight edge over the team from Arundel High School, which has raised $2,639. The top team, Caring Hearts, has raised $11,292. Overall, teams in west Anne Arundel County have raised $25,037 from 342 participants and 55 teams.