Why is this important?
All of us have been impacted by cancer - family, friends, neighbors, peers, staff. The list goes on. There are several students in Roxbury’s school system that have had or currently have cancer. Just a couple years ago we lost a student - Nick Russo. We even lost three faculty members in recent memory to cancer - Mrs. Hopper (English), Mrs. Bauer (Guidance), and Ms. Nagy (Computer Science). Cancer is a horrible disease that devastates families, friendships, and communities. The more we can do to stop this, the better. By doing a Rox-THON we are helping save the lives of countless children, while working towards finding a cure so that no parent ever has to be told “Your child has cancer”. The money raised from this event helps offset medical bills as well as contributes to cancer research. However, doing a Rox-THON not only has magnanimous financial benefits, it also raises awareness and gets more people involved, which helps the effort grow and bring us one step closer to a cure.