Heroes Come in All Shapes and Sizes

By: Jennifer Hoffman

Throughout the week of May 11th, students from the Swedesboro-Woolwich School District and surrounding areas came together in support of cancer patients facing the highest risk of complications due to COVID-19 by participating in the Be A Hero 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. 

The 1 mile fun run/walk raised $1,549.08 for the HEADstrong Foundation with over 150 participants. The efforts were orchestrated by the Swedesboro-Woolwich School District Community Heroes Team. Teachers, faculty, parents and children embraced the cause for the 5th year in a row and recognized the importance of charitable giving during this time. The Be A Hero Run/Walk was the perfect opportunity to teach their children about building a strong community, and supporting those who need our help whenever possible. 

As a participation incentive, teachers from the school district offered a homework credit if the students signed up and shared their fundraiser page. HEADstrong also provided a coloring book page of their famous lime green shoelaces and sneakers as a way for students to tap into their creative side during quarantine. Once the coloring pages were completed, kids were encouraged to hang them up on their windows or front doors of their homes to show their support for the foundation and the thousands of cancer patients assisted by them each year. 

These kids sure know how to Be A Hero during these unprecedented times, to learn more about the Be A Hero Run or to Donate please visit https://pledge.headstrong.org/event/be-a-hero-fun-run-walk/e278170