Bishop Unified raises money, awareness

Bishop Unified School District raises $13,000

By Arnie Palu
March 21, 2016

Students and staff at Bishop Unified School District are still adding up the totals, but preliminary numbers are showing just over $13,000 has been raised for the “Students Supporting Cancer Awareness Campaign”.  A majority of the funds will be donated to the Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance.  The local Cancer support group is slated to receive approximately $10,000 with the remainder going to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

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Home Streets Pat Twomey and Bishop Elementary Schools Heather Carr open the Luminary Walk.

The Bishop schools two-week campaign wrapped up Friday evening with the “Shine on the Sierra Luminary Walk”.  The walk was held at Bishop Union High Schools John Schwab Field.  The emotional night included the Survivors and Fighters walk and the closing ceremony where the individual school sites announced their fundraising totals.   Heather Carr of Bishop Elementary school reported a total of $4,400.  Home Streets Pat Twomey reported $4,347 and Dave Kalk reported $3,315 for Bishop Union High School.   Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance board secretary Sherry Nostrant accepted a check from Bishop School officials at Friday nights closing ceremony.

The night included laps around the Bishop Union high school track that was lined with luminary bags decorated to honor those lost to cancer.  Bags and signs also included messages of hope and encouragement for those currently battling cancer.

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BUSD officials present a check to representatives of ESCA.

photos by Arnie Palu

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