ASD Runs For a Cure


Photographer: Zaynab L.

4th graders participate in the run for a cure.

Zaynab L., MS News Section Editor

Approximately 100 members of the ASD community — students and staff — participated in Monday’s “Run for the Cure” to spread awareness about the prevalence of breast cancer.

Although the event was originally supposed to be held on the ASD track, weekend downpours forced a change of location to the high school gym. Ms. Krista Bouhaidar and Ms. Robyn Davey, along with Ms. Megan Porter, all MS teachers, were the primary organizers of the run. They hoped that such an event would be effective in raising awareness about the issue.

Minutes after classes finished, crowds of students in all shades of pink arrived in the gym. ASD staff and students from various ends of the school united in support of raising awareness. People walked, ran, and danced to the music along the borders of the gym.

October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in several countries. In conjunction with the run, which was essentially raising awareness for the cause, the Pre-Medical club also sold ribbons to raise funds for the Qatar Cancer Society. Students showed up to the run decorated in ribbons and pink gear showing how the school came together to support such an important cause.