Through the apostolic works program, Chaminade students learn to become contributing citizens and work together to make positive change by exemplifying the Marianist charism of service, justice, and peace. On Saturday, October 6, the Chaminade community (consisting of 540 middle school students, parents, and faculty) came together to make a difference by participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night walk at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills. The event fundraises for lifesaving blood cancer treatments.
Chaminade’s involvement began in 2006 when a student was diagnosed with leukemia. “Because blood cancers have affected many within our Chaminade community, we remain committed to this worthy cause,” says middle school campus ministry director Kate Beskid ’00. “It has become part of our culture, and it’s a great opportunity for families to serve together and support those who are suffering.”
The middle school’s efforts to fight cancer continued through the week with Dig Pink® breast cancer awareness days. Students raised awareness and funds through food sales, spirit dress day, and a lunchtime concert. Additionally, there was a survivor’s story, students vs. teachers volleyball game, and afterschool volleyball games.