Bucyrus Elementary Field Day and Redmen for the Cure Walk May 21

Bucyrus Elementary Field Day and Redmen for the Cure Walk May 21
Posted on 05/19/2015

Two exciting events in the Bucyrus City School District are being combined this year to make for one outstanding day in Bucyrus. The annual Bucyrus Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) Field Day and Redmen for the Cure Walk to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation will be held at the Bucyrus High School Athletic Complex May 21.

The annual Field Day is an opportunity for Bucyrus Elementary students and staff to enjoy a day of fun and games. The day is sponsored entirely by the Elementary School PTO, and will feature many different activities for the students.

"This is an event that every student at the Elementary looks forward to as we approach the end of the year," Elementary School Principal Todd Roll said. "This fun, student-centered event would not be possible without the support of the Parent-Teacher Organization."

Now entering its fourth year, the Redmen for the Cure Walk began as a community service project for Derek French's third grade social studies class. After opening the event to the entire Elementary School in 2013, the event is now a district-wide event to raise money to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

"It has been amazing to watch the growth of this event," French said. "Every year, our students, staff and families show their support for an event that began because cancer hit close to home with our Redmen family."

The motivation to start this event four years ago was to honor Elementary School teacher, and breast cancer survivor Cathy Green. Now, with another staff member fighting to overcome this awful disease, students and staff are even more motivated to make a difference in the fight to find a cure.

"The outpouring of support from the Bucyrus community has been amazing," French said. "Over the first three years of this event, we have been able to raise over $9,600 for the Komen Foundation. We are extremely fortunate to have a community that supports others who are facing the fight of their lives to overcome breast cancer."

Community members can contribute to the event by writing a check payable to Komen Columbus and dropping it off at the Elementary School during school hours. For more information about the Redmen for the Cure Walk, please contact Derek French at 419-562-6089 or email dfrench@bucyrusschools.org. To learn more about the Elementary School PTO Field Day, please contact a Bucyrus Elementary PTO member at BESPTO@bucyrusschools.org.