CLARK, NJ – Women who are undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for breast cancer have ongoing recovery challenges both physically and emotionally. If a dozen young ladies from Girl Scout Junior Troop 40564 at St. John the Apostle have their way, they will provide some ease in the lives of those women.
On a recent Sunday afternoon this fifth-grade troop ran a Breast Cancer Fair, their second fundraiser for this cause. Their goal is to fill 200 tote bags with items that give spiritual support and comfort to those going through this health challenge. The girls hope to make a positive impact in the lives of these women.
“The event was run and designed by 12 wonderfully dedicated girls from Troop 40564 currently working on their Bronze award in this project to create,‘Warrior Bags’,” said Troop Leader Monica Nativo.
Nativo along with her Co-Leader Keisha Martel work closely with these girls and often find themselves inspired by the girls' dedication. “They still have a few more to go and a lot more to raise to make this happen, but they are go-getters,” Nativo said. “We are so grateful to all those that came out Sunday.”
According to Nativo the girls will continue their fundraising activities to make this happen. Anyone wishing to help the girls get to their goal can reach out to troop 40564 via email and learn more about this cause from troop 40564.