Sicklerville Students Ditch Halloween Costumes, Walk for Cancer Instead

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SICKLERVILLE, N.J. -

Instead of having students and teachers dress up for Halloween one local elementary school is doing some good to help others.

On Monday, October 30th, Winslow Township School No. 6 hosted its annual Healthy Halloween Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.

The event gave the students and staff a chance to help raise awareness for various forms of cancer.

They also want to show support for and help those who are battling the disease in South Jersey.

"We have to understand the importance of today," said Glen Jackson, Sr., principal of Winslow Twp. School No. 6. "It's not a day to have fun; it's a day for awareness. There are so many families across America and across the world that are affected by cancer so we want to have our students understand the purpose for today and why we walk."

For the Healthy Halloween Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, students and staff either walked around the school gym or participated in a one-mile walk around the perimeter of the school.

Students and staff were encouraged to wear pink for breast cancer or purple for all types of cancer.

Related: Dozens Plank for Pink at Katz JCC to Help Fight Breast Cancer


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