PS 97, The Forest Park School, hosted a “Light up the Night” community event in awareness for Breast Cancer month on Oct. 25.
Stacie Stuart, a science teacher, headed the event with the help of staff members and the PTA. They all came together with their big hearts and helping hands to raise money to donate to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Principal Yassine Aggoub, at middle left with Lidi Flores of Empire BlueCross BlueShield, welcomed guests including Community Board 9 Chair Sherry Algredo and state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr., with an attendee at middle right. District 27 UFT representative Tabio DaCruz, at top left, also attended the event, in which the students enjoyed games, face painting, a photo booth and lots to eat.
Also in October, PS 97 held an annual walk for Breast Cancer Awareness, where everyone was encouraged to wear pink and donated $1 to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.