Standing up for a cause

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Standing up for a cause

Helping hands-- Participants in the Amy’s Angel’s 5K run at Winding Trails race towards the finish line. This is the third year the high school has been involved with this organization started by senior class president Jocelyn Bohlman.

Helping hands-- Participants in the Amy’s Angel’s 5K run at Winding Trails race towards the finish line. This is the third year the high school has been involved with this organization started by senior class president Jocelyn Bohlman.

Helping hands-- Participants in the Amy’s Angel’s 5K run at Winding Trails race towards the finish line. This is the third year the high school has been involved with this organization started by senior class president Jocelyn Bohlman.

Helping hands-- Participants in the Amy’s Angel’s 5K run at Winding Trails race towards the finish line. This is the third year the high school has been involved with this organization started by senior class president Jocelyn Bohlman.

Chloe Green, Staff Writer

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Continuing the school’s participation with the Amy’s Angels Foundation, the annual 5K will be held on April 29 at Winding Trails. The Class of 2018 has been involved with Amy’s Angels since their sophomore year.

“The day starts off with mingling and [Bob] Fiondella, the founder of the foundation, giving a ‘thank you’ speech to the people at the event right before the run. Then after everyone finishes the race, there is an award ceremony,” Class of 2018 Student Council advisor Jessica Tolles said.

The 2018 Student Council is in charge of registration as well as setting up the run.

The creation of Amy’s Angels was in honor of a family member who passed away due to cancer. This non-profit foundation works with locals and businesses in order to raise money to give short and long-term medical care to families with sick or injured members.

“The purpose of the Amy’s Angels 5K is to raise money for the Amy’s Angels foundation, which helps families in need of assistance who are dealing with the debilitating effects of serious illness or injury,” Senior Class Vice President Marissa Macaro said.

The school was able to get involved with Amy’s Angels through Fiondella reaching out to Senior Class President Jocelyn Bohlman with the purpose of obtaining more community support to help raise funds. Now students and teachers as well as the rest of the surrounding community, are able to help those in need.

“The Amy’s Angels Run was created my sophomore year. My parents are both board members of the Amy’s Angels organization and proposed that my student council begin working with the charity. Since then, we have developed a close bond with this organization and have made this an annual race,” Bohlman said.

There is a donation fee of $25 to register for the run, which gets you a race shirt and a light breakfast. The annual 5K has helped spread awareness of Amy’s Angels goal by increasing the involvement of the community as well as donations.

“Since our first run in 2016, we have raised over $6,000 through this event and are hoping to raise the most this year,” Bohlman said.