The students at J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy celebrated its 3rd Annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk on Friday, October 30. Students and staff walked nearly two miles with signs and banners around the Clark Community. Over 200 Clark students in grades k-8 lead the walk joined by various community organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Pathways to Potential, Community Schools-Entrepreneur Works, Detroit Drum Line and the East English Village Dance Team.
The “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk is an inspirational opportunity to unite the community to honor Breast Cancer Survivors, raise awareness about steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of breast cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society.
The students were prepared with breast cancer shirts designed by student D’Angelo Dove, 200 balloons and signs created by Clark students with the school’s famous chant, “Fight, Cure, Win.” Many people in the community watched from their homes, cars and the street.
The walk began as a vision three years ago by Principal Demond Thomas and the Clark Student Council. This walk was coordinated by Social Studies Teacher Stacee Smith and the Clark Staff. “Every year our walk grows bigger and bigger”, said student Teaka Mobley Street.
Photos by: Justin Milhouse