Excel Englewood Makes Strides Against Breast Cancer

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14 Members of Camelot's Excel Academy of Englewood participated in the annual Making Strides for a Cure event in Chicago.

14 Members of Camelot’s Excel Academy of Englewood participated in the annual Making Strides for a Cure event in Chicago.

The staff for Camelot’s newest accelerated school in Chicago, IL, Excel Academy of Englewood, participated in the Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday October 26th. “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “We felt that this was a good cause, and we also realized that many staff members have been personally affected by this type of cancer,” Executive Director Kevin Sweetland and team captain said. “It seemed like the perfect way to show support for our school and for breast cancer prevention.”

Using the American Cancer Society’s website and with the help of students, the team was able to raise $1,380 for breast cancer research. Students were involved in designing the team t-shirts and fundraising locally at the school level. In exchange for making a donation, students were able to “dress-down” for a day. “The walk was also a way to bring staff together. It was definitely team-building and culture building for our staff and school community,” Sweetland added.

Students helped design the t-shirts that Team Excel Englewood wore for the walk.

Students helped design the t-shirts that Team Excel Englewood wore for the walk.

Next year, Excel Englewood has no doubt they will be participating again. “We are hoping to make this a Bulls Club event next year, with our student government taking the lead on all aspects of planning and implementing the event,” Sweetland said.

Although the walk is over you can still donate to team Excel Englewood by visiting the American Cancer Society Page

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