Remember back last summer when everyone was dumping ice water on each other in an effort to raise awareness and money for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease?
Two young people from Perry High School have a challenge for you -- get involved with their senior project and come out and have fun and help raise money for ALS. The only ice water around will be the kind you drink.
The initial idea was for Sagar Patel and Amaris Glover’s senior project. But as other students have gotten excited and involved, there are now about 10 Perry High School students involved in planning the “Keys For a Cure” charity event to be held March 21 at Perry High School.
“The kids really wanted it to be a day that we come together as a community,” said Perry High school teacher Noel Jordan.
But for “Key For a Cure” to be a success, the kids will need your help.
First, starting at 8 a.m. at the New Perry Hotel, there will be a 5K Race: Run, Walk, Roll. The entry fee is $35.
The kids are also looking for sponsors; donations will go directly to the ALS foundation. There are levels ranging from $25 to $500 or more. Those that make a sponsor donation will get a free booth at the Business/Craft Expo that will be held at the school from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day.
“You sell crafts like Christmas wreaths, or you have a business, whatever you want to sell or promote, the Expo will be a great place,” said Jordan.
Also at the school from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be an Open Car and Truck Show. The entry fee is $15. Motorcycles are also welcome. A Red Cross blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The students also are looking for donations for a silent auction to be held during the Business/Craft Expo.
The day’s activities will be capped off by the “Keys for a Cure” concert at 7 p.m. in the Perry High School Theatre. The concert will feature numerous acts, including several talented Perry High students. Tickets will be $5; 5Kers and event sponsors will receive a free ticket.
To get the forms to sign up for any of these events, email the students at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact them at www.keysforacure.weebly.com. For more information, call Perry High theater teacher Noel Jordan at 706-977-9266.