For the past three years, Palm Beach Day Academy students have been participating in the annual Komen South Florida Race for the Cure as part of our Bulldog Outreach program. This year, 27 students from the PBDA 6th grade class, along with five of the grade’s advisors, volunteered at the finish line’s water station to distribute refreshments to the parched race participants.
Participation in the race serves as a community service, or Bulldog Outreach, project for 6th graders who unite to form the PBDA Bulldog Team. Waking up early for a great cause, all students were asked to be at the water station by 6:45am for the 7:30am 5K race down South Flagler Drive. The Komen walk immediately followed the race at 9:30am.
In 2019, Palm Beach Day Academy was awarded for having the largest number of participants for a school. This year, we had a total of 38 runners/walkers participating in the race including parents, families, and teachers.
Palm Beach Day Academy participates in the race to honor breast cancer survivors and Upper Campus faculty members Barbara Bayless Close (21 year survivor) and Wendie Crawford (7 year survivor). Both teachers have been teaching at PBDA for over 41 years.