Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Matsumoto of Stevenson shares her cancer battles

Fifth grade teacher Kirsten Matsumoto, a Stevenson parent and two-time breast cancer survivor, shared her experience with Stevenson's Carmel Campus during one of the events designed to raise awareness about cancer.

"Hearing Mrs. Matsumoto speak made me think how many other people are going through this and how I can help,” Hunter Wenglikowski, a seventh grade student, told Elena Rhodes Sexton, the school's spokeswoman.

“Service learning is an integral part of Stevenson’s program,” said Molly Bozzo, Head of the Carmel Campus. “Students have heard from real-life survivors and better understand the importance of awareness and research around this devastating disease."

Students wore pink shirts every Wednesday and their families were encouraged to make donations to the Carol Hatton Fund for Women In Need, a fund that provides financial assistance to women who cannot afford comprehensive and complete breast cancer diagnostic testing. Students raised more than $900 for the fund.

1 comment:

  1. Claudia, thanks so much for highlighting our endeavor this month. We also posted a documentary-style video on our Vimeo account, if you don't mind my sharing:

    We've included some interviews from Student Council and Mrs. Matsumoto. The HTML for the video is easy to catch if you'd like to embed it in your post.

    Thanks, also, for your work highlighting education in our area.

    Topher Mueller,
    Tech Coordinator @ Stevenson's Carmel Campus