ROYERSFORD PA – The smell of hot dogs grilling, and smiles of delight that accompany them, both will be found Friday (Oct. 20, 2017) inside the cafeteria of the Spring-Ford Area School District’s 5-6-7 Grade Center, 833 S. Lewis Rd., as hundreds of students, the non-profit Susan G. Komen Philadelphia group, and foods manufacturer Dietz & Watson celebrate a victory over Mother Nature’s wrath.
Spring-Ford students recently collected more than 1,400 pairs of “gently used” sneakers and other footwear to be shipped, along with the contributions of other districts and companies, to victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. A combined total of 8,000 pairs where shipped to communities in need in Texas and Florida.
Komen Philadelphia, best known for its fund-raising to fight breast cancer, and Dietz & Watson launched the “Soles With A Heart” sneaker campaign that captured the imagination of those who attend at Spring-Ford and beyond, organizers said Tuesday (Oct. 17). They’ll reward and congratulate students with what the meat company calls a Grillebration “to celebrate the impact the students have made in this time of crisis,” according to a Komen media release.
The lunch-time party features hot dogs being grilled freshly on site, all the fixings, and other special treats.
The event promises to be fun as well as emotional, it added. In addition to those in attendance will be Joy Rubeo, breast cancer survivor, and Steve Riley, who lost his mother to breast cancer. Both provide what the release described as “an important dynamic about the breast cancer mission: people continue to fight because they survived, and people fight because there are still so many who do not survive.”
Spring-Ford students and faculty members have been valuable assets in the breast cancer fight too, the release indicated. Its “Spring-Ford School District Employees and Friends” community team participates every year in the Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure. During the past three years alone, the team raised more than $18,100 to support work to save lives and end breast cancer.
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