MORTON, Pa. (CBS) — Those that know most cancers know it could attain far past simply the cells it strikes: it could actually have an effect on a group.
“I feel it’s about letting individuals know they’re not alone, to be courageous, to work actually arduous at preventing towards childhood most cancers and attempt to discover a remedy,” stated Heather Wilson, a instructor at Amosland Elementary Faculty.
That’s why almost each scholar at Amosland Elementary Faculty helped make a video dubbed over the Sara Bareilles music “Courageous.”
“I actually favored how we walked backwards and lip synced the music,” stated fifth-grader Sydney Ditullio.
It was a brand new component of the tenth annual Consciousness Stroll for the HEADstrong Basis honoring Nick Colleluori, who attended Ridley Excessive Faculty and died at 21 after battling non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
“He created the group from his hospital mattress and begged me on the finish of his life to proceed and stated, ‘That is my promise. I would like different individuals to profit from my life,’” stated Cheryl Colleluori, Nick’s mom.
And that mission has become one thing significant.
During the last ten years, the HEADstrong Basis has raised $10 million and helped greater than 14,000 most cancers sufferers.
Annually, Amosland college students stroll across the faculty and previous Colleluori’s childhood residence.
“We’re strolling for everyone who battled most cancers, particularly Nick. I like how we stroll previous his home,” stated fifth grader Makenna Moore.
So as to add to their awe, Amosland college students came upon Friday, Bareilles herself thanked the varsity by means of a photograph on Instagram, writing partially: “They despatched me a field filled with goodies and letters and love and confirmed me simply how huge their courageous is.”
“It simply exhibits what a terrific group this actually is and I’m proud to be a instructor and mother or father right here,” stated Jen Gavin, who helps arrange the stroll annually.
Gavin and Wilson each taught Colleluori when he was a scholar they usually keep in mind his athleticism and all the time constructive spirit.
“We attempt to flip the unhappy half into one thing nice,” stated Wilson.