The Country Day School raised more than $20,000 at its inaugural Relay for Life held on April 27. CDS Senior and Middle School students, faculty, staff and parents walked from 3:00 to 9:00 pm around Hawksworth Track and Field in teams or as individuals.
Organized by the House Captains with support of Student Council members, CDS' first effort at hosting a Relay for Life event far exceeded expectations.
"I was so pleased to see so many students support such an amazing cause - everyone was extremely eager to participate," said Dunlap House Captain Karsen Roy '20. "None of us expected the turnout and school spirit to be this amazing. Each student contributed to such a huge cause and it was incredible to see everyone participate in raising money and awareness. I'm so proud of everyone who came out and showed their support, as everyone has been affected by cancer."
As a community, we celebrated our survivors, remembered our loved ones, and raised four times our goal relaying in the fight against cancer.