Cayman Academy students raised $3,389 through contributions by friends and family for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society in their annual Cancer Walk.
On Friday, at the end of the walk, students presented a check to Cancer Society Operations Manager Jennifer Weber, who was moved to tears by the gesture.
She explained to the students how every dollar donated to the charity helps someone who is in need.
The check presentation was the culmination of the school’s annual Cancer Awareness and Health Week, which coincided with World Cancer Day on Feb. 4.
Led by the Gideon Marching Band of the Savannah Seventh-day Adventist Church, students and teachers, many dressed in pink, walked from the school on Walkers Road to the Cancer Society, next to the Cayman Islands Hospital.
Walk organizer Sophia Hamilton, a pre-kindergarten teacher at the academy, said the fundraiser is one of the ways the school teaches students about the importance of empathy and caring for their neighbors.
The school has organized the fundraiser for the past five years and has raised more than $7,000 for the Cancer Society.