Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Toni Jane Pallatto - St. Theresa School (Little Flower)
CORAL GABLES | A wave of pink enveloped St. Theresa School in October in support of breast cancer awareness month.
Spearheaded by seventh-grader Anabelle Cejas in memory of her grandmother, Ana Montoya, the Student Council put together a community service project to support La Liga Contra el Cancer, a community-based organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.
“Pink tee shirts were sold at the beginning of October to students, faculty, parents and grandparents,” said Cristina Guanche-Martinez, director of Curriculum and Student Council moderator at St. Theresa School. “All of this was a result of a proposal presented to our principal (Carmelite Sister Rosalie Nagy), by Anabelle Cejas.”
Breast cancer impacted the lives of the Cejas family. “When I was pregnant with Anabelle, her grandmother contracted breast cancer and passed away,” said Monica Cejas. “We support the fight against breast cancer and pray for a cure.”
Adriana Cora, volunteer executive vice president of La Liga and herself a breast cancer survivor, was on hand to accept the $3,000 donation from St. Theresa School.
“Early detection is key,” said Cora. “Mammograms are essential as we fight for a cure. We are so very grateful for this donation, as it will help save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.”