TEAM JILLY you can join the team or just donate for the team!
On June 9th, I will be participating in the 11th annual Boston Harbor
Walk. This is a sponsored, six mile walk around Castle Island in Boston to
benefit the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. I will
be walking in honor and support of my thirteen year old daughter, Jillian, who
is an 8th grader here at Chocksett.
At 2 years old she had surgery to remove a tumor on her brain, and again
benefited from the services of the Neurosurgery Department in the spring of
2010 to remove another one. All money that I raise for “Team Jilly” will
be donated directly to the Neurosurgery Department.
Last year, I raised over $2,000 with donations from my 5th grade
students, the Chocksett staff, students, softball players, family and
friends. I also had over 25 walkers including many staff, students, and
Sterling families for my team. They have refreshments and activities
immediately after the event. It really is a lot of fun and good exercise for
a good cause.
This is a wonderful opportunity to raise the students’ awareness and
compassion about others in need, especially children.
If there are any 5th -8th grade students and families that are
interested in donating, you may do so online or to the donation box in my
classroom. For anyone interested in participating in the actual walk, you may
get more information from me and/or sign up online at www.harborwalkrun.org
Look for TEAM JILLY…that’s us! Click join a team, pick Jilly, and follow the
Thank you in advance for your support!
Checks can be made payable to Harbor Walk and Run
MEMO: Team Jilly