Northwood Elementary Student Council sponsored a cancer awareness spirit week last week, with each day highlighting a different type of cancer. Students sold tickets for raffle baskets with items donated by staff and generous area businesses. The students also participated in a money war, with the winning class from each grade getting to throw water balloons at various staff members.
The week culminated with a cancer awareness assembly, at which Northwood 2nd grade teacher Julie Henman, who is currently dealing with her own cancer struggles, shared about cancer prevention and what it means to be a support person for someone battling from cancer. Following the assembly, students went on a cancer awareness walk around the block, with many students wearing the day's spirit color of purple to represent awareness of all cancer.
The school finished up in the backyard, where the winning classes from each grade threw water balloons at staff members! It was announced that through the money wars and raffle ticket sales, the school raised over $980 dollars for the Northwood Elementary Relay for Life team, to benefit the Shelby County Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. One staff member threw in an extra $20 to bring the total to more than $1,000!