Beekman Jr. High School is one of several parish schools participating in the upcoming Relay for Life. The team has had several fundraisers including a dance in Feb. and a bracelet sale. Students were given "Can you spare a dollar" donation sheets, where each line was available for purchase. To date, the Beekman team is almost halfway to their goal of $3,000.

Hayley King writes of the event...

"Participating in this event is especially important to me because my aunt, Ruby Jewel, was a victim of this horrible illness. She lost her battle against cancer in early October of last year. I was never extremely close to her, but it is always devastating to lose a member of your family.

By donating, we come one step closet to finding a cure for this disease so that no one else's loved ones are robbed of their lives or health."

To donate to the Beekman team, go to The team name is Beekman School.