Middlebrook holds annual sixth grade walk for charity

Middlebrook sixth graders walked for charities during the annual Grade 6 Walk-A-Thon on Friday, April 25.

The Grade 6 Walk-A-Thon began at 1:30 p.m. and approximately 360 sixth graders walked around the Middlebrook playing fields and tennis courts for an hour.

Each sixth grade team selected a charity organization to raise money for.

The sixth grade yellow and red teams chose to walk for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants the wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions in the United States and its territories.

The sixth grade green team walked for March of Dimes, which funds lifesaving research and programs and works to end premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.

The goal of the annual fund-raiser is not only to help charities, but also pique student interest in making a positive difference in the lives of others.

“We are happy to report that the six yellow team raised $4,035.65 so far for Make-A-Wish,” Luisa Nanos, six yellow social studies teacher, told The Bulletin on Tuesday, April 29.

A representative from Make-A-Wish will visit Middlebrook on Friday, May 9, to receive the donations and speak with the students about how the money will be used, said Ms. Nanos.

View more photos from the Grade 6 Walk-A-Thon here.