JEHS 1st Annual Walk Against Breast Cancer
Saturday, October 29, 2016 more than 220 students, teachers, parents, and friends participated in the JEHS 1st Annual Walk against Breast Cancer. The 3 mile walk was the culminating activity in the school’s October commitment to go PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The course began and ended at Ehret High School with participants walking through the Marrero neighborhood. Ehret students, faculty and staff recognized the many mothers, grandmothers, teachers, sisters and others fighting breast cancer. During the month of October, IB diploma candidates sold ribbons to build awareness and raise money for research, cheerleaders sold t-shirts for the October 16th football game where the teams, auxiliary and fans wore Pink and, the crafting club crotchted pink ear muffs donating proceeds. John Ehret student organizations provided support for the JEHS Walk against Breast Cancer. NHS organized registration and t-shirt sales; cheerleaders manned the water station and cheered for participants as they returned to campus; Key Club handled set up and break down, SGA marked the walk area and parking; Leadership class made signs and decorations; and the Asian American club organized snacks. Proceeds from the walk and additional funds from club sales will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides of New Orleans”. We would like to thank all the participants, the Harvey Volunteer Fire Station for their support on our route, the Disney Store volunteers for helping at our water station and members of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s office that provided a safe route; and to congratulate Mr. Glenn Delcarpio and our students on a successful and meaningful event. We look forward to planning the event for 2017!