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Walking for a Cure
Every October across the nation the Komen Breast Cancer walks take place. This year was a very personal walk for Waxhaw Elementary School. This year we walked for someone very special on our staff, Susan Joyner, teacher assistant.
Late last summer 2012, Joyner was diagnosed with breast cancer. “I remember receiving a staff email from our new principal, Emily McGinnis and I thought oh my goodness this is the first person I personally know that has been effected by this disease,” said Tiffany Brown a third grade teacher at Waxhaw. “I knew then that it would be very important to rally around Susan and make her feel that she had additional support outside of her family.
That is when Brown created Team Waxhaw for the Komen walk and started fundraising along with Mary Beth Groome and Julie Starling, who are also staff members at Waxhaw. They raised a total of $661.00 in honor of Joyner through staff and community.
The morning of the walk, Saturday, October 6, was amazing. Participants, volunteers and onlookers were all equally touched by all the support for the men and women struggling with this awful disease. “It was awesome. Such a touching sight,” said Joyner
Written by: Tiffany Brown
Posted: Oct 29, 2012 by Dana Sullivan