Students at St. Francis de Sales school raised more than $1,600 to fight Cancer on Monday, when the entire school walked from Beach 129 Street to Beach 140 Street in a Cancer Walk. Pictured, the students leave the Beach 129 Street school heading for the walk.
Most of the students were exuberant about the walk, which has become a yearly event.
Joann Shapiro, the executive director for Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, who coordinated the walk, with Police Officer Ken Beecher, who protected the younger students along the walk route. Beecher is one of the Community Affairs officers for the 100 Precinct.
The school’s younger students walked last and took longer in their 22-block walk.
After the walk, students were given water and ices by volunteers.