Wednesday, May 20th and Wednesday, May 27th Urban Middle School
physical education students participated in a mini-relay for life to
benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS).
student was given a pledge sheet to collect money for the ACS. On the
day of the event students turned in any donations they collected.
During the mini-relay for life, students were grouped into teams of
four. Each team had a jump rope that they all had to hold on to for
the entire relay. There were eight cones set up on the track and
football field and each cone had a question the group had to answer.
Sample questions included:
estimated annual cost of cancer to the U.S. is: a. $1 million, b. $500
million, c. $1 billion, d. $110 billion (Correct answer - d).
- True or False: Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. (Correct answer - true).
- True or false: A third of cancers could be cured if detected early (Correct answer - true).
the team answered each question they had to come back to the starting
line to show us the teachers their answers. If the answer was
incorrect, 10 seconds was added to the team's time. The team then
would go to another cone and do the same thing. When each team
completed all eight questions they were given their total time for the
relay. All teams received a "relay for life" pencil. The team that
completed the course the fastest also received Gatorades.
asked about this event, Patty Winkler, Urban Physical Education/Health
Teacher, commented, "Urban Middle School raised $3,737.80 for the
American Cancer Society. I was really impressed with so many students
who made the effort to collect donations for such a good cause."
Virant, Urban Physical Education /Health Teacher, added, "The students
did a tremendous job with the relay for life event…it was nice to see
the Urban Middle School community take pride in raising money for such
a great cause."
And, Mary S., the 8th grade student
who collected the most donations, said, "My Aunt Chris motivated me
because she has brain cancer."