Peirce Middle School Holds Annual Kids for a Cure Walk

Peirce Middle School Holds Annual Kids for a Cure Walk

Peirce Middle School Holds Annual Kids for a Cure Walk

 Lori Fratinardo and Carol Demarco

Students at Peirce Middle School recently held their annual Kids for a Cure Walk-a-Thon to raise money for cancer research. The funds raised are donated to the Abbey Rodkey Memorial Fund and the Susan G. Komen Foundation Breast Cancer Research Center.

This year's walk was extra special due to the participation of guidance counselor Carol DeMarco and Life Skills teachers Lori Fratinardo. Both women are breast cancer survivors.

Kids for a Cure Began in 2008 in honor of Abbey Rodkey, a Peirce 7th-grader who passed away from brain cancer in 2007. The money donated to the Abbey Rodkey fund is used to purchase gift cards that will be delivered to children fighting cancer at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Neuro-Oncology Unit where Abbey received treatment.

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a bold goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026.