Dressed in various shades of pink, the community came out Saturday morning and took part in a 5K walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Saturday, October 1, marked the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
While the rain held off during the morning walk, the skies were gloomy. Saturday was also a fall SAT testing date. But, 82 people comprised of Stoughton High students, faculty, parents and community members still came out to participate in the “5 for the Cure” event.
Sixty-three students took part, with strong showings from the SHS volleyball and cheerleading teams.
“It was a lousy day [weather-wise], but cancer doesn’t take a day off, and neither do we,” SHS volleyball coach Ken Gay said.
Gay and his volleyball team organized the event, which raised $3,500 for the American Cancer Society.
Walkers were asked to contribute $5 to the cause. The Prone Family Foundation donated an additional $3,000, Gay said.
“It’s a great way to have kids give back to the community,” Gay said.