“Go Gray in May” Day
Submitted by Allison Kempe
To honor Brain Tumor Awareness month and specifically “National Gray Day” on Thursday, May 27, Long Hill K-5 students attending Gillette and Millington schools took time to send their well wishes to children undergoing treatment for cancer. They wore gray to school and made cards to give to kids in the hospitals. The color gray represents the “gray matter” in the brain.
Brain tumors are the second most common type of childhood cancer (after leukemia) and the leading cause of cancer deaths among children and adolescents.
Ms. Rodrigues, Long Hill’s elementary counselor, along with Grace Eline, a brain tumor survivor who lives in Gillette, worked together to make the day possible. Grace and her mom, Aubrey Reichard-Eline, co-founded “WITH Grace” to make an impact by supporting pediatric cancer research initiatives and families when they need it most.
“Childhood cancer affects many kids. Having the support of the community means so much to us,” exclaimed Grace. “It is critical to bring awareness to this cause and help show the kids in treatment that we care and are fighting for them.”
To further support children with cancer, please consider donating at withgraceinitiative.org.
Photos by Long Hill Township Public Schools