On Friday, will be hosting Mrs. T’s Fun Run, benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which promotes breast cancer research and education. The idea for the Fun Run began 11 years ago.
Jenna Kirwan, a former Cass student, came up with the idea after former math teacher, Louise Tepavchevich, was diagnosed with breast cancer. That year, more than $2,000 was raised. Tepavchevich has since recovered, and the event has grown tremendously, with the goal this year to raise more than $10,000.
Students say they are eager to participate and raise money because so many are touched by family or friends who are battling cancer.
Cass’s student council sponsors and organizes the event. The school is inviting the public to join students for the run, which will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in the park behind Cass Junior High on Friday.
*The above was a media announcement from Cass Junior High.