P.S. 31 Samuel F. Dupont Elementary School Supports
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Teachers Walk at Jones Beach to Honor One of Their Own
Brooklyn, NY…On Sunday, October 20, 2013, 27 teachers from P.S. 31 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn showed their pink spirits and support for breast cancer research at Jones Beach. Team 31, organized by team captain Karen Gapper, raised over $4500 for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
Altogether, over 60,000 people -- many breast cancer survivors themselves -- walked on Sunday in a sea of pink to find a cure, as part of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach. Overall, the Jones Beach walkers raised $3.15 million, more than any one of the walks in each of New York City's five boroughs. The 5-mile walk along the Jones Beach boardwalk, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, was among the largest walks of about 300 held around the U.S. on Sunday.
Team 31 had a very personal reason for wanting to walk and raise funds. One of the school’s teachers is currently fighting her own battle with breast cancer. “It was a way to show our love and support for one of our own,” said Assistant Principal Stacey Berger, who also participated in the event.
P.S. 31 Samuel F. Dupont Elementary is located at 75 Meserole Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222. It is a Magnet School for the Arts and Humanities and a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.