Key club members walk for a cure: Photo of the day 10/25/19


courtesy of Emily Watson

Members of Linganore’s Key club gather in the rain prior to the start of the walk

by Caroline Hobson, Reporter

On October 20, members of the Key Club met at the Mt. Airy Watkins Park on a very rainy Sunday to participate in the Making Strides Against Cancer Walk.

 Over the years Linganore’s Key Club has volunteered at many local events including the Making Strides Against Cancer Walk. This has been a yearly event for the club since 2015. The school is also very active in Breast Cancer Awareness month. Each year there is a breast cancer game in October. Fall sports teams are highly encouraged to participate by wearing pink to their game and honor any loved ones who have battled Breast Cancer.

Not only is Linganore active at school to raise awareness to the cause, but the Key Club is also working to raise money for breast cancer awareness on the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer website. So far they have raised $527. Their goal is 2,500. Donations can be made to the website even though the walk is over.

“I had a great time at the walk even though it ended up raining a bit. I loved the energy of the event and how everyone felt so excited to participate. There were also people along the way who would cheer us on. Overall, my favorite thing was feeling like I could make a difference with all these other people,” said sophomore Emily Watson.

The Student Government Association (SGA) is selling breast cancer awareness shirts and is having a “Pink Out” on October 25 to recognize and support all people who are fighting against breast cancer and to honor all those who have lost their lives to breast cancer.

 These shirts are for their Lancers Against Cancer campaign. There will be a “Pink Out” game on Friday October 25 and students are encouraged to wear their shirts in support of the cause. The SGA will also be collecting donations at the game to raise awareness.

“There was a lot of support from former Key Club members at this walk as well as members of our supporting Kiwanis Club that allowed us to raise a lot of money for the event, which is why I consider this event to be a success for our Key Club,” said Charlotte Moore, Key Club President.

The Key Club and SGA are very involved in different events in the community. In the fall, Breast Cancer Awareness month is one of the big service projects. Everyone can participate in this event. From wearing their pink out shirts to donating to the cause, anyone can find some way to help raise awareness. 

“The SGA takes part in four fall service projects. Breast Cancer Awareness month is one of the bigger service projects because it is a whole month. The Key Club works with the Kiwanis club of Mt. Airy with their major service events and they help our Key Club with our service events in return,” said Jeremy Brown, Key Club Advisor.

Continue to support and raise awareness to breast cancer through October and be sure to wear your Lancers Against Cancer shirts to the “Pink Out” game Friday to show your support!