For the kids and teachers at Social Circle Christian School, this Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been a bit more personal than usual.
“We’re a small school of about 80 kids,” principal Jessica Hutcheson said. “But despite our size, we have three students with parents all going through breast cancer.”
The Christian school, which meets in First Baptist Church of Social Circle, saw a need and, in keeping with the faith, decided to give back in response.
“We wanted to show our love and care” Hutcheson said.
Thus was born the Win the Fight Walk, which kicked off at noon Thursday in the parking lot behind the church. Kids, parents and people in the community all donated funds to particpate in the walk, all wearing pink in honor of the occasion, and then marched around the makeshift route to show their dedication.
“We’re donating the proceeds to the affected families to help them with medical costs,” Hutcheson said. “This is our way to showed these precious families with our love and support.”
More than 100 people walked Thursday afternoon as part of the Win the Fight Walk and Hutcheson said she was pleased with the response to the event and how well it all came together.
“It’s been something very special,” she said.