On Sunday a dozen Falcons joined students from other Catholic high schools for the 8-kilometer Walk for Joy to support the Children’s Cancer Association, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing joy to kids with cancer and their families through music, mentorships, and other affirming experiences.
Walking through Portland alongside teachers and students from La Salle and other schools, "really opened my eyes to what a great community we have and can build in order to help each other out," said Aylin Begines Flores '20, whose mother and aunt are both cancer survivors.
"Some of the exhaustion I felt after the walk made me also realize that these children and individuals that have ...cancer are not only suffering mentally but also physically," she said. "Therefore being able to provide some hope and provide the message of 'I am here for you' really is powerful and has taught me a lot about loyalty and support."
Lasallians will have several opportunities to support the CCA during Homecoming Week, Oct. 7-11. Student leaders will sell T-shirts and homemade cupcakes. They also will hold a contest between faculty departments. The winners, so to speak, have to demonstrate their best dance moves.