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Dress down day at Holy Family
October 2, 2019

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Holy Family students dressed down in gold to bring awareness to childhood cancer in the month of September. In addition to dressing in gold, students brought in monetary donations to help support childhood cancer research. Over $600 was raised by the students, staff, and family members to help support those impacted by childhood cancer. One of Holy Family's own seventh grade students, Gianna Bindas, is a childhood cancer survivor. Students rallied behind her and others impacted by cancer to show their support. Fourth grade student Osiron Talbott especially felt driven to help this cause. At a young age, Osiron has seen first hand the impact of childhood cancer. His 13-year-old cousin Hayley recently died from Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. In addition to the heartbreak of losing his cousin, his 3-year-old cousin, Jaxon is currently fighting leukemia.

Osiron said, "Research is important because kids shouldn't lose their lives so young. Hayley died because there is no cure for her kind of cancer (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine GliomaDiffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma- DIPG). And Jaxon (his cousin) is only 3 (with leukemia) and it isn't fair."

Osiron used this dress down day as an opportunity talk to his teachers and friends about the importance of raising awareness for childhood cancer research.

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