Think Pink walk held in honor of Donna Walls

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The third annual "Think Pink" Walk in honor of Donna Walls and in memory of Jeanane Martin was held at Manila High School Monday, Oct. 24, with over 100 students, teachers and community volunteers participating.

Donna Walls (right) and Misty Humway, choir director, get ready for the Think Pink Walk at Manila High School in honor of Walls.

The walk was under the direction of Mary Smith, Manila FCCLA adviser, who welcomed everyone and thanked them for their support.

Groups walked in 10 or 12 around the campus where they were met with student volunteers who shared facts about cancer.

Over $460 was raised.

Debra Lee directed walkers as they started on their cancer walk around campus.

"We will give two scholarships this spring in honor of Donna and in memory of Jeanane," Smith said.

Ms. Walls participated in the walk. She addressed the students and guests expressing her gratitude to all of them for taking the walk.

"This means a lot to me," she said. "I am thankful to be able to walk with you and I appreciate you walking in my name. I know you are doing this for everyone who has lost their battle to cancer and those who are battling the disease. We will walk today and we will do it again next year. Thank you all."

Walls is a longtime Manila High School staff member who is a breast cancer survivor. She retired last year from the school.

Mrs. Martin is the wife of retired Manila teacher Lloyd Martin.

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