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Auxvasse Elementary relays for life

Auxvasse Elementary relays for life

May 20th, 2012 in News

An Auxvasse Elementary student makes a lap around the bus track in front of the school for this year's "Walking With Joy and Zac" event. Named for a former teacher and student who passed away of cancer, the miniature Relay for Life event serves as a chance for students to take a break from studies and raise funds for a worthy cause.

Photo by Dean Asher

Students at Auxvasse Elementary got a break from classes Friday to have fun while contributing to the battle against cancer.

The day marked their sixth annual "Walking with Joy and Zac" event, a sort of miniature Relay for Life event meant to raise funds for local families fighting cancer.

Auxvasse Elementary 5th grade teacher Jennifer Allen began the event as "Walking with Joy" six years ago, after colleague Joy Thompson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.