Run for the Cure 2019
Earlier today, a group of over 130 Brentwood students and staff boarded busses at 7:00 am to drive down to Victoria and participate in the CIBC Run for the Cure. This annual event is intended to raise money for research in support of all the women who have been affected by breast cancer.
The early morning did not faze this special group of individuals. They arose out of their slumber prepared to embark on the journey to Victoria. The sun was shining as the bus pulled into the parking lot, and the students were eager to engage in the activities.
After we participated in the jazzercise warm up, we walked behind the survivors as they made their way to the starting line. At nine o’clock sharp, the run commenced. Everyone showed their support, whether they chose to run the five kilometers, or participate in the one kilometer walk. As students and staff crossed the finish line, they were greeted by the abundant smiles and high fives from their peers.
SPARC Captain Sophia K, Allard ‘20 could not believe the tremendous turnout and support for the event. She exclaimed, “Having over 130 Brentwood students and teachers supporting Run for the Cure this weekend was amazing. The support and power of our school was so awesome to see. We broke a record for the biggest team Brentwood has ever had, as well as how much money we raised. This year was definitely one for the books, and I cannot wait to see what team ‘Brentwood Busts Cancer’ looks like in the future.”
At the end of the event there was a brief closing ceremony to distribute prizes for the teams that raised the most amount of money. Brentwood was awarded the prize for the most money raised by a school with a whopping $7,294. The Brentwood team also made it onto the CIBC Run for the Cure top teams list. Grade 9 and first time participant Thomas M, Privett ‘23 stated that “It was really nice to see the Brentwood community come together as one and support such a good cause.”
The Brentwood family extends the biggest of thank yous to the staff who supported, the students who helped plan and wake up their housemates, the families who donated, and especially the Shadlock family for sharing their story and inspiring us all. The 2019 Run for the Cure was a great success, and would not have been what it was without these people.
Will M, Privett ‘20