The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Many activities have taken place, including a Race for the Cure Saturday at Birmingham’s Linn Park.
Many with St. Clair County ties were on hand for the race. Several girls from Coach Kirby Sherbet’s physical education class at Ashville Middle School participated in the event.
Sherbet organized for local girls to participate in the race.
“I had pink T-shirts made, and sent letters home to the parents of these girls,” Sherbet said. “This means so much to me because when I was growing up and in school, I had teachers who battled breast cancer. So many of these girls are doing this in memory of a loved one, or in celebration of a loved one who has survived breast cancer. I wanted to get the girls involved.”
AMS Principal Phillip Johnson said he is ecstatic that there were so many girls who were willing to take time out of their Saturday to do something like this.
“They participated in something that is such a great cause,” Johnson said. “They helped create an awareness for breast cancer.”
Three sisters, Kirstin Lambert, Mackinzey Lambert and Zoe Lambert, ran for the cure Saturday for their step-mother’s boss, Wanda Osborn.
Taylor Crews ran in memory of her aunt Sheryl Summa and grandmother Billy Clark. She also ran in honor of her grandmother, Valerie Pike, a breast cancer survivor.
Makya Looney ran in memory of her aunt Tammy Calvert while Gina Brown ran in memory of her aunt Mary Jane Calhoun.