Saltus Community To Raise Funds For Cancer

March 9, 2015

The students of Saltus Grammar School are teaming up in order to fund raise to assist cancer research and cancer care, from the Foundation Year to the Saltus Graduate Years.

The effort follows the school’s mission statement, which includes, “A commitment to academic excellence, personal integrity and service to others.”

A spokesperson said, “Academic excellence is perhaps easy to measure with examination results and university placement. However, personal integrity and service to others are the drive to develop good citizens and good people. As a part of these life lessons, the students are all contributing to helping those struggling with cancer.

“Many of the Saltus family have had to deal with cancer within their families and this is an opportunity for a real team effort to show support for those who are working to help patients and those working to eradicate the disease.

“On Wednesday 11th March, the Lower Primary students will take part in a “Walk With Your PALS.” This will involve sponsored laps around the field at their Cavendish campus to raise money for PALS. The Foundation students have also produced three class paintings which will be raffled-off on the 11th March.

“On Thursday 12th March, the Secondary Department will hold a grub day to also raise funds for PALS.

“The week will be topped off on Friday 13th March in the Upper Primary Department Hall [on the St John’s Road campus] when almost 90 students, along with a few staff [including Director of Upper Primary Mrs. Tracy Renaud], from Upper Primary and Secondary will take part in a sponsored head shaving to raise funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation which is an international charity that raises funds for childhood cancer research.

“Some of the funds go to the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre’s SunSmart programme. In addition, a few of the girls will be donating their hair to “Locks of Love”. This event is made possible by a number of hairdressers and barbers who are volunteering their time.

“Representatives from the organizations will be making age-appropriate presentations to the School assemblies.

“Not to be outdone by the students, almost 50 members of staff have signed up as a staff team for the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre’s “Relay for Life” on May 29th/30th at the National Sports Centre.”

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