Poquessing Middle School fifth-grader Sara Harvey is a cancer survivor celebrating seven years cancer-free. She has seen first-hand the toll that cancer takes on a family. Her own story led her to approach Principal Timothy Hunt in late August to ask if he would help spread the message behind Septembers Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. He agreed, and the Poquessing staff was delighted to take part!
They advertised the month on the school’s electronic billboard, and recognized Sara, along with fellow 5th grader Kayden, both cancer survivors. On Tuesday, September 21, Poquessing “went gold” (the color associated with cancer awareness month) to support children all over the world afflicted with this terrible disease. In addition, Sara provided students and staff honorary gold ribbons, and spoke to members of her 5th grade class about her battle.
Sara and her family attended the September Neshaminy School District Board Public Meeting and spoke about her journey and the awareness campaign. Following her comments, the Board resolved to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this year and into the future, and to support her efforts and others such as Coaches vs. Cancer and Pink Out throughout the District.