Wetsel celebrated both Madison Strong Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Friday, October 24, 2014. Wetsel students and teachers staff stepped up to the plate in the fight against breast cancer in one day by raising $848 for the UVA Breast Cancer Center. The whole-school event was celebrated in a Pep Rally to Fight for a Cause.
Casey Jensen, the representative from the UVA Breast Cancer Center who attended the Pep Rally, said, "I have been to a lot of schools but have never seen this level of enthusiasm and support.”
The Madison Strong Day saw all MCPS school employees wearing common shirts and providing parents and community members with bumper magnets: Madison Strong.
Wetsel Pink Day encouraged students to wear pink for a cause. Pictured is the middle school’s pep rally to fight breast cancer. (Far right is Principal Taylor.)
This is the third Madison event this month to bring awareness to breast cancer. First, there was a Volleyball game. Second, there was a football game. Now, an entire school goes pink.
I hope our Madison efforts have reached all children with a life-long message: coming together for a cause is important. – Superintendent Eberhardt