“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” (Mary Anne Radmacher)
Ask anyone who has battled cancer and the word courage always comes to mind. Ask the caregivers who support, love and stand by the person with cancer and the word courage comes up again. Add to that the support system of children, extended family and friends and the word courage applies here too.
On Monday, Oct. 7, Benjamin Rush Middle School chose to add their support and courage through a Zumba-Thon. Under the leadership of Tonya Campbell of the Purdue Cooperative Extension, BRMS held this event in honor of Heather Sheehan. It is certainly fitting and proper that the Zumba-Thon was held in October during Breast Cancer Awareness month. More than 400 students participated in the Zumba-Thon during their P.E. and Health Classes. Teachers also participated throughout the day during their preparation periods.
Many participants wore pink and a special shirt complete with the “Sheehan Smiley Face” were sold to students and staff. Clovers, pink ribbons and “Sheehanstrong” on the back of the shirt embraced the cause with a bit of an Irish twist. More than 195 shirts were ordered that day. Proceeds from the sale of the shirts exceeded $500. These funds are being donated to the Sheehan Cancer Center at Rush Memorial Hospital which is named after Heather’s father-in-law, Joe Sheehan.
If you’d like to continue your support and purchase you own shirt, they can be ordered by going to Benjamin Rush Middle School. Shirts are $10 each and must be ordered by Oct.18, 2013
Marianne Scott is the Legacy Fund director/Information officer with Rush County Schools.