by Tabitha Kappeler-Hurley
April 28 and 29 found over 20 Cal Hills Mustangs out on the track at the Santa Clara Relay for Life. These students raised $4,392 to fight cancer, provide services to survivors, and increase awareness on cancer prevention topics.
The Mustangs were joined by nearly all Cal Hills Classified and Certificated staff members throughout the 24-hour event. Throughout the 24 hours, team members walked the track, assisted in the snack bar, helped with all types of logistical tasks and had fun as they fought cancer in this great community event. Their enthusiastic presence was noted by several long-time participants as a great addition to this year’s event.
As an event, Relay in Santa Clara raised $103,151 and continues to raise funds for this important cause. The team wishes to thank all of its generous sponsors in helping them exceed their financial goal of $4,000.
“We were really impressed with how our students participated in both the fundraising as well as the 24-hour event," Principal Carl Stice said. "It was amazing to see them feel the joy of volunteering and contributing to a great cause. As a cancer survivor, it meant the world to me to have our students there supporting the event.”
The fantastic efforts of the this team of students will be celebrated by the Milpitas Unified Board of Education on Tuesday, May 22 at its regularly scheduled meeting.