NORFOLK -- Students and staff at Granby High School will host a walk-a-thon and carnival in their continuing effort to raise money in support of Spanish teacher Camille Yorke, who is currently battling breast cancer for the third time.
Yorke is one of the school's most visible and beloved teachers and was selected by the staff as Teacher of the Year in 2012.
Since she was first diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago, Yorke has made breast cancer awareness her mission. She annually rallies students to join her in the October Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and has helped raise thousands of dollars for cancer research.
Yorke's most recent battle with cancer is proving to be the most aggressive and she has been unable to work since December.
A committee of faculty and staff quickly put together a plan to raise enough money to support Yorke while she was under treatment. Additionally, Azalea Inn in Norfolk, where Yorke has worked on weekends for 13 years, also held a fundraiser to support her.
The walk-a-thon will begin at 10 a.m. on April 5 with a rousing start from the school's drum line. A carnival, arranged by the Student Council Association, will feature a variety of games, many of them geared to younger children. The carnival will last until 1 p.m.
For further information, please contact Lynn Voorhees at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757.451.4110 ext.0, or Paula Eisen at email@example.com or 757.451.4110 ext 6.
On March 29, the Golf-4-Camille Invitational will be held at Ocean View Golf Course. There is a 9 a.m. shotgun start. All proceeds will benefit Camille Yorke.
For further information, please contact Tommy Staples, Granby High School?s athletic director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757.451.4110 ext. 7.